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Mesopotamia[ edit ] Ruins of the Ekur temple in Nippurbelieved by the ancient Mesopotamians to be the "Dur-an-ki", the "mooring-rope" of heaven and earth. Ancient Mesopotamian religion The ancient Mesopotamians regarded the sky as a series of domes usually three, but sometimes seven covering the flat earth.
Only the gods dwell with Shamash forever. Canaanite religion Almost nothing is known of Bronze Age pre BC Canaanite views of heaven, and the archaeological findings at Ugarit destroyed c. Hittite mythology The ancient Hittites believed that some deities lived in Heaven, while others lived in remote places on earth, such as mountains, where humans had little access.
In the Song of KumarbiAlalu was king in heaven for nine years before giving birth to his son, Anu. Anu was himself overthrown by his son, Kumarbi. Hundley, the text in both of these instances is ambiguous regarding the significance of the actions being described  and in neither of these cases does the text explain what happened to the subject afterwards.
Heaven Christianity The Assumption of the Virgin by Francesco Botticini at the National Gallery London, shows three hierarchies and nine orders of angels, each with different characteristics. Descriptions of heaven in the New Testament are more fully developed than those in the Old Testament, but are still generally vague.
In traditional Christianity, it is considered a state or condition of existence rather than a particular place somewhere in the cosmos of the supreme fulfillment of theosis in the beatific vision of the Godhead. In most forms of Christianityheaven is also understood as the abode for the redeemed dead in the afterlifeusually a temporary stage before the resurrection of the dead and the saints ' return to the New Earth.
The resurrected Jesus is said to have ascended to heaven where he now sits at the Right Hand of God and will return to earth in the Second Coming. Various people have been said to have entered heaven while still aliveincluding EnochElijah and Jesus himself, after his resurrection.
According to Roman Catholic teachingMary, mother of Jesusis also said to have been assumed into heaven and is titled the Queen of Heaven. It is our meeting with the Father which takes place in the risen Christ through the communion of the Holy Spirit. The Torah has little to say on the subject of survival after death, but by the time of the rabbis two ideas had made inroads among the Jews: Originally, the two ideas of immortality and resurrection were different but in rabbinic thought they are combined: This idea is linked to another rabbinic teaching, that men's good and bad actions are rewarded and punished not in this life but after death, whether immediately or at the subsequent resurrection.
This world is like a lobby before the World to Come; prepare yourself in the lobby so that you may enter the banquet hall.
The only certainty is that each man must die - beyond that we can only guess.
Rich of the website "Judaism ", Judaism, unlike other world-religions, is not focused on the quest of getting into heaven but on life and how to live it.
The second heaven is dually controlled by Zachariel and Raphael. It was in this heaven that Mosesduring his visit to Paradise, encountered the angel Nuriel who stood " parasangs high, with a retinue of 50 myriads of angels all fashioned out of water and fire". Also, Raqia is considered the realm where the fallen angels are imprisoned and the planets fastened.
The third heaven, under the leadership of Anahelserves as the home of the Garden of Eden and the Tree of Life ; it is also the realm where mannathe holy food of angels, is produced. The fourth heaven is ruled by the Archangel Michaeland according to Talmud Hagiga 12, it contains the heavenly Jerusalemthe Temple, and the Altar.
The fifth heaven is under the administration of Samael. It is also where the Ishim and the Song-Uttering Choirs reside. The sixth heaven falls under the jurisdiction of Sachiel. The seventh heaven, under the leadership of Cassielis the holiest of the seven heavens because it houses the Throne of Glory attended by the Seven Archangels and serves as the realm in which God dwells; underneath the throne itself lies the abode of all unborn human souls.
It is also considered the home of the Seraphimthe Cherubimand the Hayyoth.May 05, · The first thing to be said for Ridley Scott's "Kingdom of Heaven" is that Scott knows how to direct a historical epic.
I might have been kinder to his "Gladiator" had I known that "Troy" and "Alexander" were in my future, but "Kingdom of Heaven" is better than "Gladiator" -- /5.
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View All Photos (37) A kingdom of conscience. A kingdom of heaven. Balian: You go to where the men speak Italian, and then continue until they speak something else. Kingdom of Heaven is a epic historical drama film directed and produced by Ridley Scott and written by William Monahan.
It stars Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Ghassan Massoud, Jeremy Irons, David Thewlis, Brendan Gleeson, Iain Glen, Marton Csokas, Liam Neeson, Edward Norton, Michael Sheen, Velibor Topic and Alexander Siddig.
Kingdom of Heaven is a epic historical drama film directed and produced by Ridley Scott and written by William Monahan. It stars Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Ghassan Massoud, Jeremy Irons, David Thewlis, Brendan Gleeson, Iain Glen, Marton Csokas, Liam Neeson, Edward Norton, Michael Sheen, Velibor Topic and Alexander Siddig.