Shechinah

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Shechinah See Shekinah.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Shechinah The Jewish name for the symbol of the divine presence, which rested in the shape of a cloud or visible light over the mercy-seat.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Shechinah shē-kī′na Same as Shekinah.
    • n Shechinah the Divine presence which rested like a cloud or visible light over the mercy-seat.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Heb.,—shākhan, to dwell.

Usage

In literature:

In John Chrysostom it is said: 'The real shechinah is man!
"Foma Gordyeff" by Maxim Gorky
Four classes do not receive the presence of the Shechinah: scorners, liars, flatterers, and slanderers.
"Hebraic Literature; Translations from the Talmud, Midrashim and Kabbala" by Various
He is Himself henceforth the shechinah, and the manifested glory of the unseen Father.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews" by Thomas Charles Edwards
There the shechinah abode, the strange, unearthly sign of Jehovah's presence.
"Bible Emblems" by Edward E. Seelye
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