Messianic Symbol, Silver pendant with Opal
Size: 1.2″ / 3cm
“GRAFTED IN” SYMBOL
Early Messianic Symbol. This sign has reportedly been discovered, in recent years, on pottery in The Jerusalem area, believed to date from the 2nd century A.D. Some experts have concluded that it was an identifying mark of the early Jewish believers in Yeshua (Jesus) that tied together their traditions and their faith. Surely more facts will come to light as more archaeological evidence emerges.
It has become known as the “Grafted-in” symbol as it beautifully illustrates the truth of Romans 11:17-18. It has also been called “The Messianic seal of the Jerusalem Church.”
The “Menorah” (candelabra) at the top reminds us of God’s Torah and His fulfillment of the promises to Abraham in calling out the People of Israel. The Magen David (Star, or shield, of David) in the middle recalls the Nation of Israel and the establishment of the Davidic monarchy in the Land of Israel. The Fish at the bottom was a symbol for Yeshua used by the early Christians (from the Greek word for fish, “ichthys,” which was used as an acronym for “Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior”). Here it shows that the gentile has been grafted into the Jewish root through faith in Yeshua, the Messiah of Israel–the One who fulfilled the Torah and the rightful King in the line of David. Note that the symbol is one, completely fused together. With this fusion the “Grafted-In” symbol demonstrates that Jew and gentile are truly one in the Messiah, reconciled through His atonement. In Him the middle wall of partition has indeed been broken down. It is our prayer and desire that this symbol will inspire you as you meditate on the Scriptures, which in turn will lead you to share these truths with others.
Please note that this item will be shipped separately from Israel.