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The Star of David above the Eagle’s Head on the One Dollar Bill

Over its (bald eagle’s) head there appears a ‘glory’ with 13 mullets (stars) on a blue field. In the current (and several previous) dies of the Great Seal, the 13 stars above the eagle are arranged in rows of 1-4-3-4-1, forming a six-pointed Star [of David].

– Great Seal of the United States, Wikipedia

Above the American bald eagle’s head the stars of the original 13 states are composed to form a Solomon’s seal symbolic of the union of soul and body, spirit and matter. Each of the interlaced equilateral triangles, one upward turned, the other downward…the two represent the physical world as informed by the spiritual.

– Joseph Campbell, The Inner Reaches of Outer Space: Metaphor as Myth and as Religion (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell)

U.S. government versions of the Great Seal show the constellation of 13 stars in a Hexagram pattern (two triangles intersecting to form a six-pointed star). There has been much speculation about the symbolic intent of this Hexagram…

– “Thirteen Stars Forming a Constellation”, GreatSeal.com

The first die…was cut sometime between June and September, 1782 (i.e. between the design being accepted and its first use), although the exact date is not known. The identity of the engraver is also not known…The blazon does not specify the arrangement of the stars…nor the number of points; the engraver chose Six-Pointed Stars (typical of English heraldry), and arranged them in a larger Six-Pointed Star. No drawing made by the engraver has ever been found…This first die was used until 1841.

– Great Seal of the United States, Wikipedia

The Star of David above the American Eagle’s Head on the Back of the One Dollar Bill

The Star of David above the American Eagle's Head on the Back of the One Dollar Bill

Curiously, the Great Seal of the United States appears to contain an image of a Star of David. At the top of the obverse side of the Great Seal is a cluster of thirteen stars shaped in a very obvious “Star of David” shape, consisting of 13 smaller American Stars probably symbolizing the 13 original colonies, above the eagle’s head. This image is also found on the reverse side of the U.S. one dollar bill. No-one is absolutely sure today why that is so. Some historians think it was a way of showing gratitude to Haym Solomon (1740-1785) who was Jewish and is acknowledged as the prime financier of the American side during the American Revolution and the American Revolutionary War of 1776, which many are not aware of. Some maintain Solomon designed the great seal himself.

Another reason has been postulated that perhaps it was a way of the Founding Fathers of the United States acknowledging the God of the Hebrew Bible because of their strong devotion to the “Old Testament” as a guide to life. Others have seen more sinister reasons that actually border on anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.

Whatever, the reasons may be, there is no question, that the shape of the Star of David is clearly emblazoned on the US’ Great Seal and on all US one dollar bills today.

– Star of David, AcademicKids.com

$1 — The Eye of the Pyramid is One-Half the Star of David — $1

Too far by half…

– A common British slang phrase

They are higher than the Heavens Above. What can you do? They are deeper than the depths Below. What can you know?

– Job 11:8

Eye Above the Pyramid + Eye Below the Pyramid = The Star of David

The mystery of the Eye of the Pyramid has both puzzled and intrigued many Americans, and more than a few foreigners, for well over 200 years, since 1782 to be exact. The origins of this design are sometimes believed to be connected to the Freemasons, but even a little bit of research reveals that this is simply not the case at all. At the time, a few, but not all, the Founding Fathers, were members of Freemasonry, but literally every one of them had been baptized and brought up a Church-going Christian, as the tradition of the time dictated. Even the great ‘heretic’ Benjamin Franklin had been raised in a happy, joyous, loving Christian home where he was, quite literally, the only non-believer in the entire family. His relatives would laugh and scold at his alleged atheism.

Also, the most convincing evidence that the Eye of the Pyramid has nothing to do with Freemasonry happens to be the documented historical fact that four out the five men who even had say in the design of the U.S. Great Seal were NOT Freemasons. The only one who was, Benjamin Franklin, was never able to get any of his design suggestions approved by the American government overseeing final approval of the project. In other words, over 80% of those who originally designed the Eye of the Pyramid were NOT Freemasons, thus completely disproving the so-called Masonic influence on the final appearance of the Great Seal of the United States.

So where exactly did the idea for an Eye floating on top of an unfinished pyramid come from anyway? Well, the general notion of God benevolently watching over humanity from up above in the sky (the Heavens) had already a major theme of Christian civilization long, long before the American Revolution. On more than a few occasions, Christian artists and illustrators would use the theme of a giant eye in the sky overlooking the earth, in a symbolic attempt to represent the pervading reality of God’s actual presence in this world. One source explains it in the following manner:

[The All-Seeing Eye’s] meaning in all cases, however, was that commonly given it by society at large – a reminder of the constant presence of God. For example, in 1614 the frontispiece of The History of the World by Walter Raleigh showed an eye in a cloud labeled “Providentia” overlooking a globe….The eye of Providence was part of the common cultural iconography of the 17th and 18th centuries. When placed in a triangle, the eye went beyond a general representation of God to a strongly Trinitarian statement.

– MasonicInfo.com

With this in mind, one can reasonably conclude that historically speaking, the Eye in the Sky was a thoroughly Christian idea, and had absolutely nothing to do with Egyptian Paganism or some other exotic, foreign influence. Therefore, the never-ending parade of conspiracies about the Eye of the Pyramid one hears about and constantly sees on-line should always be taken in stride. When it comes to the back of the dollar bill, the manure tends to get thick and very smelly, This includes some of the absurd claims that the Eye is an inherently anti-Christian symbol, and possibly even Satanic. Indeed, the historical facts speak otherwise.

Anyway, the main point of this post is not to try and dispute the so-called Occult meaning of the Eye of the Pyramid. Instead, it is to clearly show that the real riddle of this symbol, if indeed there is one, has a very, very simple answer. First, if any reader has ever taken out a one dollar bill and then looked carefully enough at the roundish, flower-life design situated directly above the Eagle’s head, then they may well have already noticed the clearly recognizable shape of the Star of David. In other words, those little tiny five-pointed pentagrams, 13 in total, are also carefully arranged into a six-pointed hexagram pattern, obviously a Star of David. As one online reference writes:

Among unanswered questions is if there is any historical significance of the six pointed star pattern formed by the glory of stars above the eagle’s head on the obverse side. Beginning in 1841, the individual stars themselves were drawn with only five points, rather than six.

– Why the Pyramid on the American Dollar?, Answerbag

This same Ikon has also been traditionally known as the Star of Creation, or Seal of Solomon, and was commonly believed to be the royal family coat-of-arms for all of King David and his son Solomon’s many numerous descendants. By this logic, one must concede that the Star which best represents Jesus Christ, the Star of Bethlehem so to speak, should also be a six-pointed star as well. One could tentatively view this star as the guardian spirit of the Gentle Rabbi Jesus, encouraging the United States’ on-going loyalty to the Judeo/Christian tradition- a distinctly American concept.

Now consider the immediate implication of this somewhat obvious little Star of David above the Eagle’s head. This one, simple fact truly helps to bolster the quite reasonable claim that the Eye of the Pyramid is nothing more than the top-half, upward triangle of yet another Star of David. This so-called theory becomes even more plausible due to the exact proportions of the eye itself as compared to the pyramid below it as a whole. In other words, if one carefully places an additional pyramid turned upside down on top of the original pyramid, a near perfect Star of David is created as a result. As the picture shown at the very beginning of this essay clearly demonstrates, the precise intersection of the two pyramids is exactly at the bottom edge of both triangular eyes. As one, independent commentator notes:

The triangular pyramid symbol,,,represents half of the so-called Star of David. Superimpose upon it another upside-down pyramid, and you have the full star. When Solomon’s Seal, the six-pointed Star of [David], is overlaid upon the pyramid on the back side of the Great Seal of The United States (seen on the one dollar bill) the all-seeing Eye…fills the top point (triangle) the position of the chief cornerstone.

– Control Towers, by William Thomas Thompson, Homestead.com

Such a concise pattern of measurement and proportion may well be an indication that the artist who originally drew this picture actually intended it this way, in a clever effort for the viewer to discover it’s true meaning. The Star of David above the Eagle serves as further proof that this could well be case, for if there is already one Star of David in the Great Seal, why not two? Quite a few sources on the internet agree with this basic conclusion. but sadly most of them tend to immediately go off on a tangent, in a raving, hysterical manner about the supposed evil, Occult significance of the Star of David. Before too long their Jew-hating ways are revealed, as they then point the finger at Israel and its flag with the Magen David in the center. Needless to say, they are dead wrong about both the Eye of the Pyramid and its derivative, the Star of David. They are also dead wrong about the Jews and their so-called ‘diabolical’ intentions. Here is a brief synopsis about the historical, factual truth about the Eye of Pyramid.

+ All-Seeing Eye: A common 17th-18th century Christian motif for God and His Heavenly view of mankind.
+ Pyramid/Triangle: An age-old Christian symbol connoting the Trinity of God the Father, Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost
+ U.S. Great Seal: The front side has the Bald Eagle rising towards the 13-point Star of David directly above, while the back side of the Seal has the Eye of the Pyramid precisely proportioned to fit an additional Pyramid turned upside down- thus creating the Star of David.
+ Star of David: The family Coat-of-Arms representing himself, his son Solomon, and all the rest of his descendants, including the Joseph and Mary, the Earthly parents of Jesus Christ, who is the root and branch of David, the bright, morning Star.

Even though this post has decidedly ignored the many on-line fanatics who remain completely opposed to the Eye of the Pyramid, and to the Star of David, Christian believers should use their common sense first and trust in the simple truth. Basically, this means that when it looks like a Star (above the Eagle’s Head), and acts like a Star (the Eye Above and the Eye Below the Pyramid), then one should stop being silly or stubborn, and finally admit that it is indeed the Star of David, and also the family Coat-of-Arms of his great-great-great-great-great-great….grandson Jesus Christ, the Jew from Nazareth.

As to be expected, this solution to the mystery of the All-Seeing Eye may seem like child’s-play and nowhere near as fun and exciting as the endlessly complex, and nonsensical theories of certain Radio Talk-Show hosts and online conspiracy forums. Nonetheless, it is still far closer to the truth than the WWW dot wackos and the fear-mongering self-opportunists will ever admit to. Surveying the modern, psychological landscape, it seems truly sad that many of these paranoid Christian believers, who listen to conspiracy theories constantly, would much rather gossip and speculate about clearly deluded and mentally ill worldviews, then admit their madness and accept the stupid, dumb, boring truth about the back of the one dollar bill- that it is filled with authentic Judeo/Christian symbolism and nothing more.

In reality, those who worship and believe in the God of the Holy Bible have nothing to fear from this decidedly Judeo/Christian symbol. It seems extremely odd to claim that this unique, one and only Seal, which has symbolized a nation of God-fearing citizens from the very start, is secretly a Satanic symbol meant to destroy the Christian faith. To hysterically insist that the U.S. Great Seal is actually filled with the wicked, evil patterns of the Devil doesn’t seem to match up with the reality of this country, either then, now, or in the future. If history is any clue, then the so-called diabolical aspects of this symbol may actually be nothing more than the mystical insignia of a Christian God and another unexplainable aspect of the Judeo/Christian tradition.

May the LORD God bless you in the name of St. Judas Maccbaeus.

The stone the builders rejected has become the Cornerstone. By the LORD has this been done and it is wonderful in our eyes.

– Psalms 118:22-23

You are Peter, and upon this Rock I will build my Church, and the Gates of Hell will not prevail against it.

– Matthew 16:18

Fear God and keep His Commandments for this is the whole duty of man.

– Ecclesiastes 12:13

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