shekinah

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Etymology[edit]

From late Hebrew שְׁכִינָה (sh'chiná, shekinah, literally dwelling).

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shekinah (plural shekinahs)

  1. (Judaism) A visible or otherwise perceptible manifestation of the presence of God
    • 1993, Karen Armstrong, A History of God, Vintage 1999, p. 90:
      Some said that the Shekinah, who dwelt with his people on earth, still lived on the Temple Mount, even though the Temple was in ruins.