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Flashcards in Messiah/ Shekinah Deck (6)
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1

what are the main beliefs about the Messiah

means ‘anointed one’
descendant of King David chosen by God will be a great political leader and ultimate teacher of Jewish law

2

describe the orthodox beliefs on the messiah

every generation has descendant of David with power to be Messiah; he will be directed by God and lead Jews back to Jerusalem and rebuild the temple destroyed in 70 AD

3

describe the Reform believes about the Messiah

Jewish people have the power to bring peace through their actions and acting how the Messiah would act; keeping commandments and fulfilling covenants will help bring us into messianic age

4

define shekinah

the dwelling or divine presence of God

5

give examples of when God is shown in the Torah

appears to Moses as a burning bush in exodus
appears as cloud to give Moses commandments

6

give 3 positives of the shekinah

helps Jews understand Gods greatness as he is so glorious it’s frightening
stops jews anthropomorphising God
allows jews to have a closer relationship with God