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Glory
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1. The Hebrew term for “glory” (kābôd, also “weight”) has its basis in secular usage. Human glory consists of the “weight” carried in a community; that is, regard. Yahweh’s glory expresses power, loftiness, and beauty. It accompanies his revelation (Exod. 24:16; Isaiah 6; Ezekiel 1), indicating both proximity and inaccessibility (God; Revelation). It seals the faithfulness manifested in the covenant between God and humankind. Thus the concluding of the covenant at Sinai is crowned by the revelation of God’s glory (Exod. 24:15–17). Eschatologically this glory is manifested …

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Lochman, Jan Milič, “Glory”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 22 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_G71>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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