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The Shekinah glory, also spelled Shekhinah, is from a Hebrew term שכינה not found in the Bible, but which rabbinical writers denote as the divine Presence of Adonai, Hashem, Heaven, meaning Dwelling, as manifested in physical nature, and overshadowing above and within the Tabernacle and the Temple of Jerusalem. The mysticism of Qabalistic philosophy speculates that it represents the feminine aspect of the Being of the Ein Sof, the radiant glory of the unknowable essence of the One Who Is. The personification of wisdom in Proverbs 8 has been interpreted as a metaphorical reference to the Shekhinah glory of the L-rd, and has been heretically regarded as a goddess and even more outrageously as the Virgin Spouse, Latin Sponsa, "Bride".

Psalm 104:2 "Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment"
1 Timothy 6:16 "Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see"

The Shekinah has been interpreted as the Adi Shakti of Sikhism, and the Adi Parashakti of Hinduism, and is found as the mother principle of reality in the doctrines of Theosophy. Mary the Mother of Jesus has been interpreted as a manifestation of the goddess mother by Esoteric deviations from Orthodox and Catholic Christianity.

According to the New Testament and the doctrine of Christianity, Jesus Christ is the glory and wisdom of God, in whom dwells bodily the fullness of God. No one can come to the Father except through him, Jesus the Son.

See also



Feminist theory


External links

Exodus 33:7–34:8

Proverbs 8

Wisdom 7:7–9:18

Sirach 24

What is the Shekinah glory? (

Shekhinah - Wikipedia

SHEKINAH (שכינה; lit. "the dwelling"): By: Kaufmann Kohler, Ludwig Blau (

Adi Shakti - Sikh Dharma International (

Adi Parashakti - Wikipedia

Principles of Theosophy ( "Theosophy means divine wisdom".

Mary as Goddess: Bride - Esoteric Theological Seminary - Esoteric Interfaith Church, Inc. (

International Marian Research Institute: The Mary-Is-God-Catholic-Movement Condemned. A New Heresy – Father Johann G. Roten, S.M. ( "The message of the Mary-is-God Movement is a dangerous ideological concoction." (Pseudo-Catholic Goddess-talk is condemned.)

New Testament: John 1:1-18; Hebrews 1:1-3; Matthew 17:1-2; Mark 9:3; Luke 9:29; 2 Peter 1:16; John 3:19-21; John 14:6-23; Colossians 1:11-20; Colossians 2:3-10; James 1:16-18

The Shekinah Glory - What is It? - Christian Truth ( Jesus is the glory of God.