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Introduction: 'In Heaven as it is on Earth' Ra'anan S. Bouston and Annette Yoshiko Reed Part I. Between Earth and Heaven: 1. The bridge and the ladder: narrow passages in late antique visions Fritz Graf 2. 'Heavenly Steps': Manilius 4.119-121 and its background Katharina Volk 3. Heavenly ascent, angelic descent, and the transmission of knowledge in 1 Enoch 6-16 Annette Yoshiko Reed 4. 'Connecting Heaven and Earth': the function of the hymns in Revelation 4-5 Gottfried Schimanowski 5. Working overtime in afterlife or, no rest for the virtuous Sarah Iles Johnson Part II. Institutionalizing Heaven: 6. Earthly sacrifice and heavenly incense: the law of priesthood in Aramaic Levi and Jubilees Martha Himmelfarb 7. Who's on the throne?: revelation in the long year John W. Marshall 8. The earthly monastery and the transformation of the heavenly city in late antique Egypt Kirsti B. Copeland 9. Contextualizing heaven in third-century North Africa Jan N. Bremmer 10. Bringing the heavenly academy down to earth: approaches to the imagery of divine pedagogy in the East-Syrian tradition Adam H. Becker Part III. Tradition and Innovation: 11. Angels in the architecture: temple art and the poetics of praise in the Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice Ra'anan S. Bouston 12. The collapse of celestial and chthonic realms in late antique 'Appollonian Invocation' (PGMI 262-347) Christopher A. Faraone 13. In heaven as it is in hell: the cosmology of Seder Rabbah di-Bereshit Peter Scha;fer 14. The faces of the moon: cosmology, genesis and the Mithras Liturgy Radcliffe G. Edmonds III 15. 'O Paradoxical Fusion!': gregory of Nazianzus on baptism and cosmology (Orations 38-40) Susanna Elm.