The story of the Bible can be seen as the story of heaven above coming down to earth, God coming down to humanity, to lift it up. Ortlund explores in Chapter 2 how heaven appears in the Old Testament in three different ways: indirectly as part of the Old Testament narrative; through developed narratives involving heaven directly (e.g. Genesis 28, Exodus 24, 1 Kings 22, Job 1, Job 2, Isaiah 6, Daniel 7; and by symbolic portrayals later worked out in the New Testament.

Source: Christopher W. MorganRobert A. Peterson, ed., Heaven (Crossway, 2014), 43-62.

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