01b-2 NOTE SS intro

01b-2 NOTE SS intro - Sacred Symbols What is Holy? Spoken...

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Sacred Symbols Spoken words Text Ritual Object Art Architecture Time What is “Holy”? Centers for creating, preserving and transmitting sacred symbols? What is a Temple?
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in heaven on earth 1- Dwelling place of God angels surround throne (1 Kg 22:19) cherubim as guardian of the portal Only explicitly mentioned in Temple and at garden of Eden Seraphim (Is 6) angels fulfill role in heavenly temple that priests fulfill in earthly temple 2- Residence of Angels foundations of the earth at temple eben shetiyah = foundation stone seven years to build temple (1 Kg 6:38 ) = seven days of creation (Gen 1) Site of Creation
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geographical center of the earth place where heaven and earth meet bab-ilun = gate of gods pray towards center circumambulation (JT 55-6) Note: JT = C. Hayward, The Jewish Temple: a Non- Biblical Sourcebook , (Routledge, 1996) Cosmic Center cyclical time measured in temple
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2011 for the course HIST 201 taught by Professor Sabey during the Fall '08 term at BYU.

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