Shekinah sentence example

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  • The close association of the divine "glory" with the visible Shekinah has already been referred to.

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  • It is safe to say that wherever Shekinah is mentioned in Rabbinic, literature it is God's direct action or activity that is thought of.

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  • In the Holy of Holies was a " cloud of light " (shekinah), symbolical of the presence of Yahweh, and before it stood the candlestick with six branches, on each of which and on the central stern was a lamp eternally burning; while in the forecourt was an altar on which the sacred fire was never allowed to go out.

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  • The Wisdom, the Shekinah or Glory, and the Spirit of God are intermediate beings of this kind, and even the Law came to be regarded as an independent spiritual entity.

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  • In the Targums. - The word "Shekinah" is of constant occurrence in the Targums or Aramaic paraphrases of the Biblical lections that were read in the synagogue-service to the people.

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  • In these connexions "Shekinah" thus becomes the equivalent of "God" or its synonyms. One or two examples will make the Targum-usage clear.

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  • Closely connected with the idea of the Shekinah, but distinct from it, is that of "the glory of the Lord."

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  • It is remarkable that the memra (= Logos or "Word") of the Targums almost entirely disappears in the Midrashic literature and the Talmud, its place being taken by Shekinah.

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