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Things that Jews know: Are all the letters of the Hebrew alphabet hidden in the Star of David?

Nice to send a link for this video Demonstrating how all the letters of the Hebrew house of the alphabet are hidden in our Shield of David. And wondering if the Star of David is indeed adapted to the Holy language.

Hebrew letters are hidden in the Star of David: AL and XNUMX

Fascinating indeed. What is illustrated most of all is our ability to create such a familiar pattern of "aleph" or "house" by combining lines even if they are very different from the standard letter we learned in first grade. Notice, for example, how different the letter M as it flashes in the 16th second of the video is from any familiar graphic representation of it and is still recognized as such. The brain looks for patterns and when it comes to letters, the business becomes extremely easy. Studies examining the focus of gaze in images have shown that the human face and text steal attention from any other element.

We will recognize the letters even when they are distorted, upside down or reflected in a mirror. What we need are mainly the nodes, that is, the meeting points between the lines that make up the letter. This ability is responsible for a tiny area - a few millimeters in the cortex of the left half of the brain that specializes in deciphering letters and words. Reading is a very new ability and evolution did not prepare us for it, the original purpose of that brain ability is probably the quick identification of important objects in the environment using characteristic outlines without the need to remember and reproduce details. Therefore, in the process of learning to write, knowing the shape of the letters is relatively easy, but mistakes of mirror writing are repeated. Children who confuse J and Z in the script can blame natural selection. In the environment in which our visual system evolved, it would be helpful if recognition of a body we saw from the north would be preserved even when we encountered it from the south. On the paper page we are required to look only from one direction and it is difficult for us to get used to it.

The letters, in any written language, are mainly an angular combination of line segments. This characteristic is not self-evident, he wrote brevity, for example it is much easier to scribble and it consists mainly of winding - wavy lines; Braille illustrates an elegant option for representing all letters and numbers as an arrangement of dots in cells. The fact that such possibilities were abandoned in every culture that put its language on paper, clay or stone indicates that the writing adapted itself to the ease of reading and not to the convenience of writing. Although we write to ourselves mainly in rounded script letters, for reading we prefer angular print letters. Thus, even though handwriting fonts are at our disposal in the word processor, their use is very rare. The shape of the typeface therefore has significance in understanding the preferences of the image processing system.

The researcher Mark Changizi went to the trouble and counted the number of lines required to write a letter in 114 different languages. It turns out that the differences are quite small: in almost every letter system, 3 sections are required on average for a letter (2.93 in Hebrew). Since the average number of letters in a word is 4-5, writing a word in a language made up of letters requires approximately the same number of lines used in sign languages ​​such as Chinese: it seems that the human brain is easy to quickly identify objects based on such a number of hallmarks. When you sort the different ways in which 1-3 segments can connect to each other to create a letter, you get no less than 36 possibilities (when you ignore non-consecutive letters represented in Hebrew by KOF and HA). In this way, the letters can be categorized according to these basic geometric characteristics (similar to the way typology treats three-dimensional bodies) without considering the relationship of length or the shape of the line (straight or curved). Emphasizing the junctions at the expense of the line is based on perception experiments showing that it is easier to recognize letters where middle segments are omitted than when the connections are deleted.

Two line segments can be connected in three ways:

1. End-end to receive an L (as in the Hebrew Rish)
2. Connecting the end to the middle as in a T (or Hebrew DLT)
3. Connection X which does not exist in the Hebrew alphabet.

When there are 3 segments in a letter, 32 connection options are obtained (combinations of L, T, and X. (There is no difference according to this method between the Latin F and Gimel, La'an, and the Hebrew sides (one L connection and one T connection in all these letters) or Between Z and KF (two combinations of L. Genghis studied the frequency of the basic forms in the writing methods and it turns out that the inventors of the letters mainly liked to create variations on L, T, Y, H and F, on the other hand, the ignoring of almost every combination that has more than an X node stands out One. According to the researcher, we are adapted to the identification of such shapes because they are common in the contours of objects in the natural environment. Analyzing photos of natural landscapes shows that it is indeed easy to locate L at almost all edge lines of objects, T is very common at meeting points and breaks and Y appears naturally at every vertex. It turns out that the prevalence of geometric elements in letters and other symbols follows the "natural" prevalence of graphics that our ancestors experienced and to which our image processing system adapted.

And how does all this relate to the Star of David and the miracle of letters?

In Hebrew segments do not intersect (there is no Latin X-like letter), there is no connection of 3 ends of segments at a point (as in Latin Y or Arabic i), there is no meeting between 2 ends and the middle of a segment (as in the letters B and K) and there is no segment connecting two middles of other segments e.g. H. In a system that consists of combinations of T and L there is no difficulty in building the letters from the segments of the Star of David. If you had tried the exercise with the familiar letters from English, you would not have been able to produce, for example, K. Why is Hebrew so poor in the form of the letters? What we call "Hebrew script" is actually an Assyrian script that replaced the original Hebrew script, a revolutionary change that tradition attributes to Ezra the scribe. It is possible that the typographical poverty of the Hebrew "our" reflects an early stage in the transition from engraving letters in clay or stone (as in cuneiform) to the use of ink on parchment or papyrus. The flexible means of writing made it possible to diversify the shape of the letters: adding junctions and connections that are difficult to engrave. The Hebrew script from the First Temple period was quite similar to the Phoenician script, the ancestor of the Greek script, from which later the Latin and Cyrillic letters also grew, and is richer in its geometry. "Vertical" - the first word in the first text written according to the Hebrew tradition - the tablets of the covenant contains 2 letters: קפ and יוד which cannot be matched to the Star of David.

The word "vertical" in the ancient Hebrew script.

The "Star of David" itself is a symbol whose connection to Judaism (outside the Prague community) is questionable, very new and was only established in the 19th century (which can also be said about the movement that signed this video).
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  1. Nonsense, it's an earlier symbol when the triangle with the apex up represents the man and the other triangle the woman and Judaism adopted...

  2. Today's Hebrew script is not Assyrian, but Aramaic. It is simply another branch of the Phoenician script that was adopted in the days of the Second Temple.
    He was probably called Assyrian for the same reason that Aram is called Syria after Assyria.

  3. Star of David seal Solomon adopted Judaism
    All over the world there is the Star of David among all nations and religions for those who believe in the existence of...

  4. The Star of David is a polytheistic pagan symbol derived from Solomon's seal. The half-brother of the Star of David is the pentagram, which is associated with the worship of Satan and the gods that represent him.

  5. The Assyrian script, from which the well-known Hebrew script of today came, also originated in the ancient Hebrew script. So in some sense the modern Hebrew script is also a kind of reincarnation of the ancient Hebrew script. In some sense, the ancient Hebrew script together with its Phoenician and Canaanite counterparts are a kind of first ancestors of all the scripts in the world

  6. First of all, you have a lot of mistakes in the article on the topics of ancient writing schedules and a serious confusion between them, and in addition you showed a basic lack of understanding such as the word selfish which is in fact an Egyptian word like totpot is an African word
    The second thing is written in the Song of Songs a hint and the secret of the letters
    'Like the tower of David Tzvarach is built for talphits
    The shield elf hangs all the hero signs on it

  7. As it is written in the Song of Songs
    'Like the tower of David, your neck is a thousand shields, all the signs of the heroes hang on it'

  8. Hey. . My name is Moshe Harel. Already a few years ago in 1996 I found the letters A and B in the Star of David. And I painted them in a painting that is currently in the possession of a respected person. .?

  9. The Star of David is not originally a Jewish symbol, but an Indian one, just as the swastika is not a Nazi symbol, but an Indian one that was adopted by the Nazis.
    The term "Jew" also originates from the name of India. The Jewish canopy ceremony was also adopted from the Indians. Abraham our father and Sarah our mother also originated from Indian gods that Judaism adopted for itself. The Indian culture and their belief in Buddha and Hinduism as philosophical teachings long, long before Judaism was created.

  10. Non-religious alternative opinion:
    The Star of David appears in the decorations of authentic Jewish texts in the tenth century. In Jewish Kabbalistic writings it appears from the third century. - That is, these are the periods when the Jews began to see it as a Jewish sign.

    It is true that it also appears in Christianity and Islam. Since the Middle Ages it has been associated with Jews. But we will see him both in Muslim arabesques and in churches. No, the 4 species and the temple lamp.

  11. What the author writes about the history of the Hebrew script is wrong. It is true that the ancient Hebrew script was replaced with the "Assyrian" script in Babylon, but the words "Assyrian script" have nothing to do with the cuneiform script. This is the Aramaic script, which originated from the same ancient alphabetic script that was used by the ancient Hebrew script, the ancient Phoenician script, the Moabite script, and other languages ​​from West Asia, from which grew the Greek and Latin script and all the alphabetic scripts in the world without exception. The reason for the distinct change that took place in the Aramaic ("Assyrian") writing, is the transition from writing in engraving on stone or clay, to writing in ink on flexible surfaces such as leather or papyrus and other materials. Writing in ink is freer and does not require the same strictness with the forms, and letters can be joined easily, which is reflected in the Arabic script, which was modeled after the Aramaic ink script.

  12. Very interesting article.
    To be honest, it quite made me laugh that they are trying hard to find a connection between the Star of David and the letters A-B... even when it is very distorted. I know the video for a long time. Since my days on Facebook.. all the rascals of all kinds who comment in the comments or publish the post with the caption: The ways of God are hidden.
    The video made me laugh because the Star of David is a symbol that was appropriated not long ago.. It is not a distinctly Jewish symbol at all. The Star of David appears next to a swastika in fabric prints and this is really not new..

    I really liked reading the article, interesting and mind-opening
    Thanks! ??

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