The Seal of Solomon: The Mystery of the Ages
Solomon was the legendary ruler of Israelkingdom. He became one of the most famous Jews on Earth. It is revered in the same way as a prophet in the Islamic religion, and is known there under the name of Suleiman ibn Daud. In addition to what he did during his life for his people, his wisdom, the so-called seal of King Solomon became widely known. About everything in order.
Solomon was the son of the famous King David. It was his king who chose as his successor. However, Solomon's older brother disagreed with his father's decision and arbitrarily decided to declare himself king. Upon learning of this, David was furious. Originally, the disobedient son was wanted to be executed, but at the last moment he was pardoned. This was a lesson for all, and no one attempted to reign on the throne of the king.
Solomon was endowed with an extraordinary mind. Under his rule, the kingdom of Israel reached its peak. With him, the Temple of Jerusalem was built, which later became the main shrine for believers.
Solomon had a huge harem and a literary gift. He wrote "Song of Solomon's Songs", "Books of the Ecclesiastes", "Books of the Proverbs of Solomon." In addition, a large number of his utterances and aphorisms are known.
The Seal of Solomon
This subject has gained wide popularity andtoday is a thing of great interest. In medieval legends, the seal of Solomon is represented in the form of two equilateral triangles superimposed on each other. This symbol was placed on the legendary ring of King Solomon. It is believed that he gave him power over spirits, gins and the ability to communicate with animals.
The seal of Solomon was the reason for the creationset of legends. In some, it is described as a ring on which the name of God is written. In others - it is said that this is a symbol, called in our days the Star of David, enclosed in a circle. Between the beams are placed dots and other symbols. An example is the six-petalled rosettes found in ancient Egypt, Hellas, Mesopotamia. In the Middle Ages, they were called a seven-circle seal and looked like the seal of Solomon.
Christians associated the seal with the seven centuries of the worldhistory, which are under the auspices of the Archangels. The head of the board is Archangel Michael. He represents the fifth element (quintessence) of the press center. All the other six elements are around it.
Muslims have a six-pointed star, enclosed incircle, is considered a symbol of great intelligence and wisdom. It is placed on the interior and household items. In some countries, for example, Morocco, the seal of Solomon (a photo of which can be seen in various angles on the Internet) was placed on coins.
Today the seal of Solomon and the Star of David have merged intoone concept. This symbol is found disguised in many works of art - statues, drawings, altar paintings, engravings and so on. The seven-circle seal can be seen in the center of the labyrinth of the floor of Chartres Cathedral. Some give this symbol a mystical meaning and connect it with legends about the construction of the magnificent Temple of Solomon, located in Jerusalem.