Friday, February 20, 2009

Apocryphote of the Day: 2-20-09

"The Kingdom of Heaven is within man."

Naassenes' teaching according to Hippolytus, Refutation 5.7,20.

Illumination: Cambridge Trinity College MS R 16 2

Fol.25v Heavenly Jerusalem; Manuscript on parchment,
430 x 304 mm; c.1255-60

1 comment:

Peter M. Head said...

April, the picture contradicts the text. The picture represents the Kingom of Heaven (the heavenly temple) as something outside of "man"; with the stream of living water coming not from within but from without - from the Lamb and God on the throne.