Shechinah

noun
She·​chi·​nah | \ shə-ˈḵē-nə How to pronounce Shechinah (audio) , -ˈkē-nə, -ˈkī-nə How to pronounce Shechinah (audio) \
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Definition of Shechinah

: the presence of God in the world as conceived in Jewish theology

First Known Use of Shechinah

1663, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Shechinah

Hebrew shĕkhīnāh

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“Shechinah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Shechinah. Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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