Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Judaism A visible manifestation of the divine presence as described in Jewish theology.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The visible majesty of the Divine Presence, especially when resting or dwelling between the cherubim on the mercy seat, in the Tabernacle, or in the Temple of Solomon; -- a term used in the Targums and by the later Jews, and adopted by Christians.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See Shechinah.

Etymologies

Mishnaic Hebrew šəkînâ, from Hebrew šākan, to dwell; see škn in Semitic roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • But the Divine Feminine, sometimes known as Shekinah, sometimes as the Holy Spirit, sometimes as Quan Yin, sometimes, even in the darkest patriarchy, known as the Blessed Virgin Mary, that Divine Feminine is a yielding, accepting, forgiving aspect of God.

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  • "The glory of God" was that visible manifestation, called the Shekinah, which

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  • In that tabernacle the Shekinah was the manifestation of the divine glory of Jehovah.

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  • Then my anger shall be kindled, ... and I will hide my face from them -- an announcement of the withdrawal of the divine favor and protection of which the Shekinah was the symbol and pledge.

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  • Then in the center of this cloud there blazed out that marvellous light called the Shekinah, which was the indication of the presence of Him who cannot be seen, but whose glory may be manifest.

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  • "Shekinah" or a more irritating performance than Steven Francisco's, then I have happily missed them.

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  • Their members include David Wolfowitz, the architect of the Iraq War which began with an attack named after a Cabalist diety, "Shekinah" ( "Shock and Awe.")

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  • I will remind you all that the only person to rightfully be accoladed with the title of Shekinah (Savior) by the Jews was Cyrus the Persian.

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  • Though I do think it's Mel Brooks funny that the gallery website for the exhibition has a glossary of terms including many related to Jewish religion and folklore: Gagosian Gallery as the source of a definition for Shekinah is pretty much like Madonna as a source for the Kabbalah.

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