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The Star of David is literally modeled after the shield of the young Israelite warrior David, who would later become King David. In order to save metal, the shield was not made of metal but of leather spanned across the simplest metal frame that would hold the round shield: two interlocking triangles.

In the Jewish prayer book, the term "Shield of David" (but not the symbol) appears at the end of the "Samkhaynu/Gladden us" blessing, which is recited after the reading of the Haftara portion on Saturday and holidays. The term refers directly to God, who shielded the Biblical David in battle and during his flight from Saul. The term may be loosely based on Psalm 18, which is attributed to David, and in which God is compared to a shield.

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A six-pointed Star Polygon also called a Hexagram. King David chose it as his Royal Coat of Arms for his family line- the House of David. It is a symbol for Judaism and is also considered a minor Christian symbol seen in Churches throughout the world.

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Who was the David in the star of david?

The David in the Star or Shield of David is King David from the Tanach (Jewish Bible).


Who did the star of David belong to?

the star of David belonged to king David of the Jews.


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A Star of David has 6 points! A Star of David has 6 points!


Which religion is the star of David for?

The star of David is a factor in Judaism.


What does star of David represent?

The star of David is the symbol of Judaism.


What is the significance of the Star of David?

the Star of David was the symbol of the Jews


Why do Jewish people call the star of david?

The Hebrew word for the Star of David is the "Magen David",


Who made the Jewish star?

David made the Jewish star. That is why the Jewish star is also called The Star Of David.


What is the star on the Israeli flag called?

The Magen David (Star of David).


What was the star of David?

The Star of David, or the Shield of David, is a Jewish civic symbol representing the Jewish Nation.


What is written on the star of David?

There is no special writing associated with the Star of David, more accurately called "the Shield of David or Magen David.


What is the sum of the points of the star of David?

There are six points on the Star of David, more properly called the Magen David or "Shield of David".


What is Yellow star?

its the Star Of David


Who used the Star of David?

The Jews, Christians, and Muslims used the Star of David.


What does the star of David symbolise?

The Star of David symbolizes the Jewish religion and culture.


How is the star of David used?

The six pointed Star of David is a symbol of Judaism.


How many triangles are there total in the Star of David?

There is 8 triangles in the Star of David.


Which country's flag contains Star of David?

Israel's flag has the Star of David on it.


Where is the star of david in a synagogue?

There is no required position for the Star of David in a Jewish synagogue. In many synagogues, the Star of David is positioned towards the front, but this is not a requirement.


What is another name for the star of David?

The star of David is also known as the shield of David, or in geometric terms, a hexagram.


What is the star of Judah?

There is no such thing as the "Star of Judah". You may be thinking about the Mogen David which is often referred to as the "Star of David".


Is the star of David a Christian symbol?

No, the Star of David, or Shield of David is a Jewish symbol. The Shield of David is a secular symbol for the Jewish Nation.


What does the word yellow star of david mean?

That is four words. The yellow star of David mean a shine yellow star was named after a man name David.


What are the characteristics of the Star of David?

The star of David is a six pointed star and not a five points star, it can be seen on the flag of Israel. It is blue in color.


Dates and places the star of david took place?

The star of David was discovred in 1342

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