The Ladder of Divine Ascent



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English: The Ladder of Divine Ascent is an important icon kept and exhibited at Saint Catherine's Monastery, situated the base of Mount Sinai in Egypt. The gold background is typical of icons such as this, which was manufactured in the 12th century after a manuscript written by the 6th century monk John Climacus who based it on the biblical description of Jacob's ladder. It depicts the ascent to Heaven by monks, some of which fall and are dragged away by black demons.
Deutsch: Die Himmelsleiter oder Jakobsleiter ist eine wichtige Ikone, die im Katharinenkloster am Fuße des Berg Sinai in Ägypten aufbewahrt und ausgestellt wird. Der goldene Hintergrund ist für solche Ikonen typisch. Diese Ikone wurde im 12. Jahrhundert angefertigt, wobei einem Manuskript des Mönches Johannes Klimakos gefolgt wurde, der dieses wiederum auf der biblischen Erzählung der Jakobsleiter basiert. Abgebildet ist eine Leiter, auf der Mönche zum Himmel steigen. Manche fallen jedoch und werden von schwarzen Dämonen weggezogen.
Date 2007-10-27T11:41:31
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