Earthly tents

Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.

I have lots of questions about II Corinthians, but here’s a brief one. Is there some corollary between the earthly tent => eternal house and the tabernacle => temple? As Jesus tabernacled among us, do we ‘tabernacle’ in some sense?

2 Comments

  1. Paul Baxter
    Nov 26, 2001

    It seems the analogy of the promised land as heaven is fairly time honored in the Christian tradition, so tent/pilgrimage/temporal vs. temple/settlement/permanent makes sense to me.

  2. John Horne
    Nov 30, 2001

    There shall I find a settled rest,

    while others go and come.

    No more a stranger or a guest, but

    like a child at home.

    –from “My Shepherd shall Supply my Need” musical setting of the 23rd Psalm.