Jewish Mysticism
On every side of the Shekhinah are crowns of royalty, and this one itself is of size of 236,000 myriad parasangs. Concerning this David said, “Great is our Lord and full of power” (Ps. 147-5), [the expression “full of power,” we-rav koah] numerically equals 236. “His wisdom is beyond reckoning” (ibid.). Jeremiah said concerning it- “But the Lord is truly God- He is a living God, the everlasting King” (Jer. 10-10), this [i.e., the expression “everlasting King,” melekh ‘olam] numerically equals 236. She governs the world according to her, and she is called the angel of the Lord (mal’akh ha-shem) on account of [her] mission, but in her there is no separation. Thus the verse said, “I am sending an angel before you” (Exod. 23-20). This refers to the Shekhinah, for the word mal’akhi [“My angel”] is [spelled out as] m”m lm”d k”f yw”d which has the numerical value of Shekhinah [= 385].

Translated by Elliot Wolfson in Through a Speculum that Shines- Vision and Imagination in Medieval Jewish Mysticism, Princeton- Princeton University Press, 1994.