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Definition of the noun magen david

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  1. a six-pointed star formed from two equilateral triangles; an emblem symbolizing Judaism

Alternative definition of the noun magen david

proper noun

  1. Star of David

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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Israel (2016)

by Bernard Reich, David H. Goldberg

MAGEN DAVID (SHIELD OF DAVID). A Jewish symbol. It appears on the flag of the state of Israel, as it did on the flag of the Zionist Movement. It consists of two superimposed triangles that form a six-pointed star. Although an ancient symbol, ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Jews (2010)

by Alan Unterman

MaGen DaViD (HeBreW, “sHielD of DaViD” or “star of ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Religion (2005)

Magen david : Literally, the shield of David. A hexagram, or six-pointed star, used as a symbol of Judaism, and associated with King David, about whom many stories of the Holy Bible are written. David is the hero who slew the giant Goliath, ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Judaism (2015)

by Norman Solomon

MAGEN DAVID. Hebrew דוד ןגמ Magen David (“Shield of David”); also referred to as Star of David. This emblem, a six-pointed star consisting of two mutually inverted triangles, has no religious significance, nor is it of Jewish origin, though it ...

Google previewThe Penguin Dictionary of Judaism (2008)

by Nicholas De Lange

Magen David ('shield of David') Designation of God at the end of the third benediction after the HAFTARA, a benediction that looks forward to the return of king DAVID as MESSIAH. The term is also applied to the six-pointed star or hexagram, ...

Google previewThe Shengold Jewish Encyclopedia (2011)

by Mordecai Schreiber

MAGEN DAVID. Literally, shield of David. The six-cornered star made by overlapping two triangles is an ancient and widespread symbol. Many ancient architectural ruins carry the engraving of this Hebrew seal. The 3rd- or 4th- century ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion (2011)

by Adele Berlin


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