Notice the star
What about it?
Doesn't look Jewish.
Lunel -> lune -> moon -> crest?
Why? Looks islamic?
I was connecting the star with Henry Lincoln's research in the geometry of the area in a shape of a star
Good point Hot spur
it is Venus sitting on top of the crescent Moonhttp://youtu.be/w3KLwDn2_Gs
The star is Venus, a.k.a. Ishtar, Inanna, Aphrodite, or Semiramis. She is the Sumerian, Akkadian, Babylonian, Semitic
Recently, however, archaeologists and biblical critics have revealed a far more complicated picture of how biblical Israelites lived their religious lives. As exhaustively summarized in William Dever’s “Did God Have a Wife? Archeology and Folk Religion in Ancient Israel,” most scholars now believe that the ancient Israelite world was far less monolithic, and monotheistic, than the Bible suggests. Household shrines, statuettes of male and female figures, and inscriptions and carvings describing “YHVH and His Asherah” all point to a decentralized biblical religion that was practiced largely within family structures, and well beyond the strictures of Jerusalem’s orthodox elite.
While “the Goddess” has long been in hiding in such coded symbols, today She is, as it were, coming out of the closet, appearing in everything from feminine God(dess) language to “priestess training programs” in both Israel and the United States. Folklorist Taya Shere, a co-leader of one such program, says that she is merely recapturing an ancient, lost and more balanced Jewish religion. “Judaism came from somewhere, and it is comforting for me to be aware of its roots,” she said. “Even the challah loaves come from the holy cakes baked for Astarte.”