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Old March 2nd, 2017, 03:41 PM   #1

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Anyone here know of the so called Karamanid dynasty and if it had connections to Judaism?

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Old March 2nd, 2017, 03:47 PM   #2

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" In the medieval times, this star was a popular Islamic symbol (especially among the Hanafi Madhhab[8]) known as the Seal of Solomon due to the belief that the Jewish king, King Solomon was a prophet, and was used by several of the Anatolian beyliks (such as the Isfendiyarids). As such the seal was also used by Ottomans in their mosque decorations, coins and even in the personal flags of individual Pasha (e.g. that of Hayreddin Barbarossa[9])"
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Old March 4th, 2017, 04:28 PM   #3

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Yay the flag/history of my homecity being discussed for once. That being said the seal of Solomon is often brough in connection with Judaisme in the present but historically its also has been used as an Islamic symbol, especially by Turks.

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Old March 4th, 2017, 10:09 PM   #4

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Another Turkish flag with the symbol. This flag belonged to the Candar or Isfendiyarid beylik. It seems the symbol was pretty popular with Islam back then.

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The Hexagram is an ancient symbol and is no more a Jewish symbol than the swastika is a Nazi symbol. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hexagram
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It is not about judaism. It is the star of david. People put a lot of meanings to symbols in middle ages than we do now. This symbol is present in many turkish flags.
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Old March 5th, 2017, 03:27 AM   #7

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Star of David (Islamic prophet) is found mostly in Medieval Muslim dynasties,

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Old March 5th, 2017, 04:49 AM   #8

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Yay the flag/history of my homecity being discussed for once.
Well, I would love to discuss Karaman, either here or in a seperate thread. For a Turkish Beylik it was pretty large, quite long-lasting and also a relative pain in the ass for the Ottomans. Sucks that it's banned to the shadows of the former.
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