“I will return and dwell ( shakan ) in the midst of Jerusalem,” Yahweh promises (Zechariah 8:3).

Then: “I will being them back, and they will dwell ( shakan ) in the midst of Jerusalem” (Zechariah 8:8).

Israel, renewed in covenant with Yahweh, is His glory, as a bride is the glory of a man.

Did the Shekinah return to Jerusalem after the exile?  Yes, because the people did.

Articles by Peter J. Leithart

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