- The Hebrew term (not itself in OT) for the important idea of God's dwelling in the midst of his people, usually located in the Tabernacle [[➝ tabernacle]] or the Temple, and described as his ‘glory’ (Exod. 40:35). There were theological difficulties in reconciling the idea of the localized presence with that of the one God who could be encountered throughout the world; but the concept provides a way of holding that God is both transcendent and immanent, and it became available to Christians who struggled to relate their Jewish monotheism with a doctrine of the incarnation of Christ. The concept underlies the doctrine of the Word [[➝ word]] (John 1:14), the narratives of the Transfiguration [[➝ transfiguration]] (Luke 9:31) and the Ascension [[➝ ascension]] (Acts 1:9), and the promise of the presence of Jesus where ‘two or three are gathered in my name’ (Matt. 18:20) ‘to the end of the age’ (Matt. 28:20).
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SHEKHINAH — (Heb. שְׁכִינָה; lit. dwelling, resting ), or Divine Presence, refers most often in rabbinic literature to the numinous immanence of God in the world. The Shekhinah is God viewed in spatio temporal terms as a presence, particularly in a this… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
Shekhinah — The Shekinah enters the Tabernacle. In traditional Judaism, unlike in some Christian culture, Divinity is not personified in visual imagery. This accords with Maimonides philosophical ruling of Divine incorporality, and the stress by Kabbalists… … Wikipedia
Shekhinah — Shekhina Shekhina (ou Chékhina, שכינה) est un mot féminin hébraïque signifiant résidence, utilisé pour désigner la présence à demeure de Dieu, particulièrement dans le Temple de Jérusalem. Sommaire 1 Étymologie 2 Voir aussi 3 Liens externes … Wikipédia en Français
Shekhinah — /shi kee neuh, kuy /; Seph. Heb. /sheuh khee nah /; Ashk. Heb. /sheuh khee neuh/, n. Theol. the presence of God on earth or a symbol or manifestation of His presence. Also, Shekinah, Shechinah. [1655 65; < Heb shekhinah] * * * … Universalium
Shekhinah — /shi kee neuh, kuy /; Seph. Heb. /sheuh khee nah /; Ashk. Heb. /sheuh khee neuh/, n. Theol. the presence of God on earth or a symbol or manifestation of His presence. Also, Shekinah, Shechinah. [1655 65; < Heb shekhinah] … Useful english dictionary
SHEKHINAH — a HEBREW word meaning the glory, indwelling or manifestation of GOD in the world … Concise dictionary of Religion
KABBALAH — This entry is arranged according to the following outline: introduction general notes terms used for kabbalah the historical development of the kabbalah the early beginnings of mysticism and esotericism apocalyptic esotericism and merkabah… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
Sakina — (Arabic: سكينة) is an Arabic word derived from Sakoon , meaning peace or tranquility . It appears in the Qur an. Usage in the Qur anSakina is the Spirit of Tranquility, or Peace of Reassurance. Sakina is mentioned in the Quran as having descended … Wikipedia
Tzadik — For the Hebrew letter Tzadik , see Tsade.Tzadik ( he. צדיק, righteous one; pl. tzadikim ) is a title which is generally given to those who are considered to be righteous such as a spiritual master or rebbe. The root of the word tzadik , is tzedek … Wikipedia
FRANK, EVA — (1754–1816), daughter of the charismatic Shabbatean leader jacob frank (1726–1791) and Hannah Kohen, his wife. Eva was born in Nikopol, Bulgaria, then part of the ottoman empire , into the Jewish Muslim community of the doenmeh . Jacob Frank was… … Encyclopedia of Judaism