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The term "heaven" or "the heavens" has been applied to the sky, outer space, and the place where God lives with the angels and those who share God's life. Although heaven is not understood to be "up" in spatial terms, scripture records that Jesus looked up to heaven when he blessed and broke the bread to feed the five thousand (Mk 6:41), and that Jesus "was carried up into heaven" at the Ascension (Lk 24:51). The Book of Revelation provides a vision of the glory of God in heaven. A vivid and detailed poetic description of heaven is provided by Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy. 

Glossary definitions provided courtesy of Church Publishing Incorporated, New York, NY,(All Rights reserved) from "An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church, A User Friendly Reference for Episcopalians," Don S. Armentrout and Robert Boak Slocum, editors.
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