David, Star of

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  • Source:
    Britannica Online
  • Document Type:
    Reference Entry
  • Language:
    English
  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc.
    • Abstract:
      Jewish symbol composed of two overlaid equilateral triangles that form a six-pointed star. It appears on synagogues, Jewish tombstones, and the flag of the State of Israel. The symbol—which historically was not limited to use by Jews—originated in antiquity, when, side by side with the five-pointed star, it served as a magical sign or as a decoration. In the Middle Ages the Star of David appeared with greater frequency among Jews but did not assume any special religious significance; it is found as well on some medieval cathedrals. The term Magen David, which in Jewish liturgy signifies God as the [...]
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    • Rights:
      Copyright © 1994-2020 Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.
    • Accession Number:
      ebo.e9029482
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    • ABNT:
      David, Star of. Britannica Online, [s. l.], [s. d.]. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebo&AN=ebo.e9029482. Acesso em: 21 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      David, Star of. Britannica Online. Accessed October 21, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebo&AN=ebo.e9029482
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      David, Star of. (n.d.). Britannica Online.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      “David, Star Of.” 2020. Britannica Online. Accessed October 21. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebo&AN=ebo.e9029482.
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      ‘David, Star of’ (no date) Britannica Online. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebo&AN=ebo.e9029482 (Accessed: 21 October 2020).
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      ‘David, Star of’ n.d., Britannica Online, viewed 21 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      “David, Star Of.” Britannica Online. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebo&AN=ebo.e9029482. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      “David, Star Of.” Britannica Online. Accessed October 21, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebo&AN=ebo.e9029482.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      David, Star of. Britannica Online [Internet]. [cited 2020 Oct 21]; Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebo&AN=ebo.e9029482