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Shekhinah
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[German Version]

I. Old Testament

The word shekhinah (שְׁכִינָה), a postbiblical noun from the root שׁכן/škn, “settle, dwell,” denotes an aspect of God’s presence in the world, usually translated as “indwelling” or “habitation.” The term indwelling suggests the Egyptian theology of cultic images, according to which the deity in heaven “descends” upon his image in the earthly temple and “unites” with it (Assmann). The earliest refer…

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Janowski, Bernd, Reeg, Gottfried, Dan, Joseph and Moltmann, Jürgen, “Shekhinah”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 14 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_024843>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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