shekinah, n. [Heb Talmud shekīnāh, fr. shākan to inhabit.].
The visible majesty of the Divine Presence, especially when resting or dwelling between the cherubim on the mercy seat, in the Tabernacle, or in the Temple of Solomon; -- a term used in the Targums and by the later Jews, and adopted by Christians. Dr. W. Smith (Bib. Dict.) [1913 Webster]