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place where the just enjoy the peace of heaven after death Abraham's bosom , bosom of Abraham
heaven help us absit omen
last book of the New Testament; contains visionary descriptions of heaven and of conflicts between good and evil and of the end of the world; attributed to Saint John the apostle Apocalypse , Book of Revelation , Revelation , Revelation of Saint John the Divine
(Christianity) celebration of the Ascension of Christ into heaven; observed on the 40th day after Easter Ascension , Ascension Day , Ascension of the Lord
(New Testament) the rising of the body of Jesus into heaven on the 40th day after his Resurrection Ascension , Ascension of Christ
heaven, Virgin Mary's ascent to Assumption
celebration in the Roman Catholic Church of the Virgin Mary's being taken up into heaven when her earthly life ended; corresponds to the Dormition in the Eastern Orthodox church Assumption , Assumption of Mary , August 15
(Genesis 11:1-11) a tower built by Noah's descendants (probably in Babylon) who intended it to reach up to heaven; God foiled them by confusing their language so they could no longer understand one another Babel , Tower of Babel
phrases used to refer to Heaven Celestial City , City of God , Heavenly City , Holy City
science that maps the general features of the universe; describes both heaven and earth (but without encroaching on geography or astronomy) cosmography
celebration in the Eastern Orthodox church of the Virgin Mary's being taken up into heaven when her earthly life ended; corresponds to the Assumption in the Roman Catholic church and is also celebrated on August 15th Dormition , Feast of Dormition
huge fruit native to southeastern Asia `smelling like Hell and tasting like Heaven'; seeds are roasted and eaten like nuts durian
abode of mortals (as contrasted with heaven or hell) Earth
concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife earth , earthly concern , world , worldly concern
Hebrew prophet in the Old Testament who opposed the worship of idols; he was persecuted for rebuking Ahab and Jezebel (king and queen of Israel); he was taken up to heaven in a chariot of fire (circa 9th century BC) Elijah
heaven, branch of theology dealing with eschatology
branch of theology that is concerned with such final things as death and judgment; heaven and hell; the end of the world eschatology
Hindu god of friendship and alliances; usually invoked together with Varuna as a supporter of heaven and earth Mitra
goddess personifying the primeval sea; mother of the gods and of heaven and earth Nammu
(Greek mythology) any of the primordial giant gods who ruled the Earth until overthrown by Zeus; the Titans were offspring of Uranus (Heaven) and Gaea (Earth) Titan
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