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(dwelling). This term is not found in the Bible. It was used by the later Jews, and borrowed by Christians from them, to express the visible majesty of the divine Presence especially when resting or dwelling between the cherubim on the mercyseat. In the tabernacle and in the temple of Solomon, but not in the second temple. The use of the term is first found in the Targums, where it forms a frequent periphrasis for God, considered its dwelling among the children of Israel. The idea which the different accounts in Scripture convey is that of a most brilliant and glorious light, enveloped in a cloud, and usually concealed by the cloud, so that the cloud itself was for the most part alone visible but on particular occasions the glory appeared. The allusions in the New Testament to the shechinah are not unfrequent. (Luke 2:9; John 1:14; Romans 9:4) and we are distinctly taught to connect it with the incarnation and future coming of the Messiah as type with antitype.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
A Chaldee word meaning resting-place, not found in Scripture, but used by the later Jews to designate the visible symbol of God's presence in the tabernacle, and afterwards in Solomon's temple. When the Lord led Israel out of Egypt, he went before them "in a pillar of a cloud." This was the symbol of his presence with his people. For references made to it during the wilderness wanderings, see Exodus 14:20; 40:34-38; Leviticus 9:23, 24; Numbers 14:10; 16:19, 42.

It is probable that after the entrance into Canaan this glory-cloud settled in the tabernacle upon the ark of the covenant in the most holy place. We have, however, no special reference to it till the consecration of the temple by Solomon, when it filled the whole house with its glory, so that the priests could not stand to minister (1 Kings 8:10-13; 2 Chronicles 5:13, 14; 7:1-3). Probably it remained in the first temple in the holy of holies as the symbol of Jehovah's presence so long as that temple stood. It afterwards disappeared. (see CLOUD.)

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) See Shekinah.

The Altar of Incense
... the outermost court, which was accessible to all the people; the second, which was
trodden by the priests alone; and the third, where the Shechinah dwelt in ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture k/the altar of incense.htm

Palestine Eighteen Centuries Ago
... "Only in Palestine does the Shechinah manifest itself," taught the Rabbis. Outside
its sacred boundaries no such revelation was possible. ...
/.../sketches of jewish social life/chapter 1 palestine eighteen centuries.htm

Was, Is, is to Come
... 'And a cloud received Him out of their sight'"the Shechinah cloud, the bright symbol
of the Divine Presence which had shone round the shepherds on the ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture e/was is is to come.htm

Appendix xvi. On the Jewish views About Demons' and the Demonised ...
... xviii.12, and reads thus: He who joins himself (cleaves) to uncleanness, on him
rests the spirit of uncleaness; but he who cleaves to the Shechinah, it is meet ...
/.../the life and times of jesus the messiah/appendix xvi on the jewish.htm

Christ Has not Received the Holy Spirit on Account of Poverty.
... Footnotes: [2297] [The Shechinah probably attended the descent of the Holy Spirit,
and what follows in the note seems a gratuitous explanation. ...
/.../chapter lxxxviii christ has not received.htm

The Birth of Jesus Proclaimed by Angels to the Shepherds.
... Acts 1:10 ], and the glory of the Lord shone round about them [The Shechinah, or
bright cloud, which symbolizes the divine presence (Exodus 24:16; I. Kings viii ...
/...// four-fold gospel/xi the birth of jesus.htm

The Manifestation of the Messiah
... The Shechinah cloud was gathering up its fleecy folds, and poising itself above
Him, and moving slowly towards the scene of the Baptist's ministry; and He had ...
/...// the baptist/vii the manifestation of the.htm

He Division of the Land.
... the limits of that land. For "Shechinah (say they) dwells not upon any
out of the land." Compare Acts 10:45. The land, which the ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 1 he division of.htm

The Servant of the Lord
... on the hypothesis that the men who composed it were witnesses of His Resurrection,
and saw Him floating upwards and received into the Shechinah cloud and lost ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture the acts/the servant of the lord.htm

Go into Peace
... Although Moses and Elias were there, and the voice from God was there, and the
Shechinah cloud was there, all were to be left, to go down and do the work of ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture e/go into peace.htm


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Shechem's (5 Occurrences)

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Cloud (119 Occurrences)
... 1 Kings 8:10; 2 Chronicles 5:14; Ezek. 43:4), and was called the Shechinah
(qv). Jehovah came down upon Sinai in a cloud (Exodus ...
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Cherub (21 Occurrences)
... number of "living creatures" is mentioned in Revelation 4:6. Those on the ark are
called the "cherubim of glory" (Hebrews 9:5), ie, of the Shechinah, or cloud ...
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Shed (73 Occurrences)

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