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Glory of God
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I. Ancient Near East and Old Testament – II. Judaism – III. New Testament – IV. Dogmatics

I. Ancient Near East and Old Testament

The English expression glory of God derives from the Greek translation (δόξα κυρίου or τοῦ ϑεοῦ / dóxa kyriou or toú theoú) of the Hebrew phrase כְּבוֹד יהוה /kĕbôd YHWH. In ordinary usage, Heb. כָּבוֹד/kābôd denotes a person's “weight” or “weightiness,” which is displayed outwardly to mark to his or her social status (Gen …

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Podella, Thomas, Lis, Hanna, Zumstein, Jean and Schoberth, Wolfgang, “Glory of God”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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