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And the glory of the LORD abode upon mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days: and the seventh day he called unto Moses out of the midst of the cloud.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

24:16 abode. The Hebrew for “abode” is shakan. It was from this word, and the concept of God’s glory–here seen abiding, or resting, on the mount of the law, and later resting on the tabernacle–that the term shekinah originated for the glory cloud (Exodus 40:34).

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