This 8-point star, perhaps best known as the Seal of Melchizedek, is a symbol of Christ. President Gordon B. Hinckley was sufficiently impressed with the symbol that he asked it be added to the Salt Lake City Temple.
How, you may ask, did this ancient symbol suddenly capture such modern attention? Seemingly by coincidence, if you believe in that. Our story begins with the design of the San Diego Temple by an architectural team completely unaware of any particular significance of the symbol. Then, we will take a look at the history, meanings, and mysteries of this ancient symbol uncovered by subsequent research.
Read more at Meridian Magazine: Design of the San Diego Temple
Learn more about the symbolism and how it points to Christ in the Judeo-Christian tradition in part 2 of the same article: History, Meanings, and Mysteries of the Seal of Melchizedek