[shi-kee-nuh, -kahy-; Sephardic Hebrew shuh-khee-nah; Ashkenazic Hebrew shuh-khee-nuh]

noun Theology.

the presence of God on earth or a symbol or manifestation of His presence.

Also She·ki·nah, Shechinah.

Origin of Shekhinah

First recorded in 1655–65, Shekhinah is from the Hebrew word shēkhīnāh Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for shekinah

Historical Examples of shekinah

  • How dare men and women trifle with the Shekinah of their lives?

  • A current conventionalism in the synagogs was that the just would 'eat the Shekinah.'

    Jesus the Christ

    James Edward Talmage

  • The Shekinah has departed from Mount Zion, but its glory is illuminating the world.

  • It is the place where the Shekinah dwells and His secrets are made manifest.

  • The Shekinah was also associated with a divine radiance, or glory.


    W. G. (William George) Aston

British Dictionary definitions for shekinah



Judaism a variant spelling of Shechina
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