Friday, March 23, 2012
I think it so interesting to consider the word's Christ uses in the garden at the morning of the Resurrection- "Ascended" Spatially it doesn't make sense. We quit thinking of the hot place below and the harp singing above back in the 5th grade. If anyone, Christ knew the location. Yet he uses this word that means go up, in the middle of a historical setting. With all the debate between historicity or allegory in the scriptures, I wonder, was Christ suggesting that the allegory was historical? It would have been metaphorical, even if he hadn't made it an allegory.
In my head of course that takes you straight to the hypocephalus. The subject has been interesting to paint while reading Hugh Nibley's One Eternal Round. FAVORITE BOOK OF ALL TIME.!!!! Despite it being so hard to understand, (sorry Hugh, gotta say it.) It was so worth the effort.