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Stars as Christian Symbols

  • The Importance of Catholic Symbolism of Stars in Religious Art
  • Religious Information, Meaning and Definition of Stars as Symbols
  • Stars as Christian Symbols Religious symbol
  • Symbolism and early religious meaning in art of the Stars as Symbols
  • Religious Christian Symbolism - Stars
  • Ancient history and biblical meanings
  • Facts, Information, Meanings and Definitions about stars
  • Significance and representations of the Stars as Christian Symbols

The Definition and Meaning of the Stars as Christian Symbols as a Christian Symbol
Catholic Christian symbolism in art provides a clear graphic illustration which represents people or items of religious significance. What is the definition and the meaning of the Stars as Christian Symbols? The Stars as Christian Symbols represent many different items of sacred significance.

The meaning of the number of points on a star are highly significant and are detailed as follows:

Four pointed stars symbolise each point of the cross and also used as the "star of Bethlehem" or "natal star."

Five pointed stars symbolise the Nativity

Matt. 2:1 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, "Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him."

Six pointed stars symbolise Israel and is called the Star of David. It represents the six attributes of God - power, wisdom, majesty, love, mercy and justice.

Seven pointed stars symbolise the seven gifts of the Spirit described in Isaiah 11 and Revelation 5:12 - wisdom, understanding, counsel, might, knowledge, fear of the Lord, and delight in the Lord.

Eight pointed stars symbolise the number of regeneration and of Baptism

Nine pointed stars symbolise the nine gifts of the Spirit listed in Galatians 5 - love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control

Ten pointed stars symbolise Ten of the Twelve apostles - Judas is omitted due to his betrayal of Jesus and Peter is omitted because of his denial of Jesus

Twelve pointed stars symbolise all of the Twelve apostles - Peter (also known as Simon Peter), Andrew (Simon Peter's brother), James son of Zebedee, John (James' brother), Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus (Judas, son of James), Simon the Zealot, Judas Iscariot (who betrayed Jesus).
And also the the twelve Tribes of Israel - Asher, Benjamin, Dan, Gad, Issachar, Joseph, Judah, Levi, Naphtali, Reuben, Simeon and Zebulun

Christian Symbolism
The definition and the meaning of Symbols or Icon in early religious art forms. A Catholic sign or icon, such as the Stars as Christian Symbols, are objects, characters, figures, or colors used to represent abstract ideas or concepts - a picture that represents an idea. Religious icons, such as the Stars as Christian Symbols, are images or symbolic representation with sacred significance. The meanings, origins and ancient traditions surrounding Christian symbols date back to early times when the majority of ordinary people were not able to read or write and printing was unknown. Many were 'borrowed' or drawn from early pre-Christian traditions. 

Stars as Christian Symbols

  • The Importance of Catholic Symbolism of Stars in Art
  • Religious Information, Meaning and Definition of Stars as Symbols
  • Stars as Christian Symbols Religious symbol
  • Symbolism and early religious meaning in art of the Stars as Symbols
  • Religious Christian Symbolism - Stars
  • Ancient history and biblical meanings - Stars
  • Facts, Information, Meanings and Definitions about stars
  • Significance and representations of the Stars as Symbols
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