Sunday, March 12, 2017

Temple and Paradise

LEEN RITMEYER: The Genesis Sanctuary. As Dr. Ritmeyer observes, the idea that the primordial paradise was also a temple is old, going back at least to the Book of Jubilees. It could be added that the iconography of the Jerusalem Temple, with its cherubim, palm trees, and animals, also arguably presents the Temple as a primordial paradise.