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Shekhinah
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In traditional Jewish literature and mysticism since antiquity, the Hebrew term Shekhinah (lit. “indwelling” or “presence” [of God]) designates either a form of being identical with God, or a partial aspect of His existence, and reached the quality of a name of God. In Rabbinic Judaism, Shekhinah marks the point of intersecti…

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Morlok, Elke, “Shekhinah”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 25 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0802>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20221116



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