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Headword: *ou)rano/s. *ou)rano/s
Adler number: omicron,940
Translated headword: heaven, universe
Vetting Status: high
Heaven is the extreme circumference, on which all the divine has its foundation.[1]
[There are] two heavens: (i) the one that came into being along with earth, and (ii) the one that was ordered to come into being later on in the midst of the water; [the one] which [God] also called 'firmament'.[2]
Greek Original:
*ou)rano/s. *ou)rano/s e)stin h( e)sxa/th perife/reia, e)n h(=| pa=n i(/drutai to\ qei=on. *ou)ranoi\ du/o, o( su\n th=| gh=| gegenhme/nos, kai\ o( u(/steron me/son tw=n u(da/twn prostaxqei\s gene/sqai: o(\n kai\ stere/wma proshgo/reusen.
[1] Diogenes Laertius 7.138 (in the context of a Stoic doxography). The same idea can be found in Aristotle, On the Heavens 278b11-15.
[2] From commentary on Genesis 1.6-8, 14-15 LXX; cf. Philo, On the creation of the world 36.3-4 (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: definition; philosophy; religion
Translated by: Marcelo Boeri on 21 July 2004@13:33:27.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, link, status) on 21 July 2004@15:05:35.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 22 July 2004@02:58:32.
David Whitehead on 1 August 2013@09:52:49.
David Whitehead (coding) on 20 May 2016@06:24:54.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 1 March 2021@17:21:03.


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