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Heaven of Heavens

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KJV designation rendered “highest heaven” by most modern translations (1 Kings 8:27 ; 2 Chronicles 2:6 ; 2 Chronicles 6:18 ). According to an ancient understanding of the universe, above the canopy of the sky was a further canopy above which God dwelt. TEV understands “heavens of heavens” as “all (the vastness) of heaven”.


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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Heaven of Heavens'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hbd/h/heaven-of-heavens.html. 1991.

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Monday, November 18th, 2019
the Week of Proper 28 / Ordinary 33
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