Thenceforward the Sikhs believe the spirit of Nanak to have been incarnate in each succeeding guru.
This is an attempt to explain how it came that Christ, though incarnate God, could be in error, e.g.
14 there is an allusion to the Word (= memra of the Targums), the Shekinah, and the Shekinah-glory, all of which the writer declares became incarnate in Jesus.
13) along with the humbled or Incarnate Christ on earth, seem to fail of unifying experience even at the single point.
Hubert and Mauss interpret this to mean that the sanctity of the remainder of the herd was concentrated on a single animal; the god, incarnate in the herd, was eliminated by the sacrifice, and the cattle saved from the dangers to which their association with the god exposed them.