Shekinah

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The visible majesty of God’s Presence. Shekinah is pictured throughout Scripture in various forms: It surrounds Mount Sinai where Moses received the ten commandments. It hovered over the yet unformed Earth in Creation. It followed the nation of Israel through the desert as a cloud by day, and fire at night. It was often seen as a brilliant light or shimmering shadow around the Holy of Holies in the Temple. It rested between the cherubim in the Tabernacle, in Solomon Temple, and over the Ark of the Covenant. Shekinah was a term initially used by Jews, but Christians often use it to describe the tangible but invisible presence of God.

Synonyms:
Shekinah Glory, God's Shekinah, Shekinah Glory of God
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