Placing Heaven over Jerusalem suggests the connection between the earthly Jerusalem and a heavenly Jerusalem
that has not yet come to earth, but which is metaphorically above the earthly Jerusalem in medieval thinking (Atiyeh).
Aryeh Grabois notes that the conception of the Heavenly Jerusalem
emerged in the second century of the current era, following the destruction of the Second Temple (see Grabois, Pelerin occidental, 76-7).
Specifically Inspirationist themes or beliefs might also be found in the hymns listed under certain rubrics, such as "Of the hope of Zion," "Of death and resurrection," and "Of heaven and the heavenly Jerusalem
24:20), the consequence of which is exclusion from the heavenly Jerusalem
This was because it was believed, by the righteous, that the walls of the heavenly Jerusalem
were of jasper, with Jerusalem itself glistening like pure gold, with foundations made of emeralds, sapphires, sardonyx, amethysts and so on, through all its many layers.
A sampling of topics: cultivating visions through exegetical meditations, earthly and heavenly Jerusalem
in Philo and Paul, the study of magic in rabbinic literature, mystical motifs in a Greek synagogal prayer, Eve's vision of the chariot in the Greek life of Adam and Eve, the dynamics of early Christian mysticism, and multiple divine beings in late antique Jewish theology.
Indeed, as human beings strive for personal sanctity, their progress is measured in "graces" that have been acquired to merit the beatific vision and even further to climb in the scale of glory that exists in the heavenly Jerusalem
From it I learned that you know much about heavenly Jerusalem
, but less so about its counterpart here on earth.
This is not the heavenly Jerusalem
, but the one down below, way down below.
However, at other times, elevated by the spirit, the Holiness and Wholeness of Heavenly Jerusalem
blinds the visitor of Earthly Jerusalem, divided by conflict and strife.
Among other claims, Geonget proposes that Pantagruelism is more Christian than Stoic (disagreeing with Screech), and based on epikeia (equity); that the name Bacbuc in the Fifth Book includes the syllable buc, which means perplexity in Hebrew, and should be related to the witch Baboue; that agilles is a key word for Evangelicals and for Rabelais; and that we are intended to see the Abbey of Thelema as the Heavenly Jerusalem
, and in a sense as the center of the world.
Montanus promised the imminent descent of the Paraclete and the actual epiphany of the heavenly Jerusalem
over the earthly one.