Definition of Shechinah:
- See Shekinah.
- Among the anc. Jews, the symbol of the divine presence which rested over the mercy- seat, in the form of a cloud or visible light.
But the chief glory of all was the solemn high altar, with its riddells surmounted by taper- bearing gilded angels, with its brocade cloth, and its painted halpas behind; and above it, before the rich window which smouldered against the dawn, hung the awful pyx, covered by the white silk cloth, but empty; waiting for the priest to come and bid the Shechinah of the Lord to brood there again over this gorgeous throne beneath, against the brilliant halo of the painted glass behind."By What Authority?", – "Robert Hugh Benson"
The Jewish Tabernacle, and subsequently the Temple, were arranged in three compartments: the outermost court, which was accessible to all the people; the second, which was trodden by the priests alone; and the third, where the Shechinah dwelt in solitude, broken only once a year by the foot of the High Priest."Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers", – "Alexander Maclaren"