Shekinah (Shuh-ki´nuh)

A Hebrew word from the root “to dwell” that is translated as the “Presence” of God. This presence was seen in the cloud that led the Israelites in the desert, and in the tent of meeting in the desert. The glory of God, which filled the Temple, was also called God’s Shekinah, and when the Temple was destroyed, God’s Shekinah left the Temple.

 NEH Logo
Bible Odyssey has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this website, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.