This was in fulfilment of a messianic prophecy which saw that, when the Messiah came, all the Holy Things which had been lost to the Temple would be restored in the New Temple. The Ark is of course already there, in the person of Mary. She had been recognised as Ark when John the Baptist, in Elizabeth’s womb, danced before her – Luke’s Greek word is the same as that used of David dancing before the Ark in the Septuagint. This is the Ark that bore the new and living covenant.
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
New James Alison Article re Pentecost
There's a new article by James Alison online regarding Pentecost. The Wild Ride. This is a particularly good Alisonian insight: