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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?


  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.