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51 The ciborium is one type of ark/chest. Its columns imitate four lives prophetically foreseen. H. 2 PG 87, 3984. B.  Karentzos for proofreading the translation for me.  BAR International series 100 (Oxford, 1981) 98‐111. 48 24 feet.  538‐539). The emphases on the feet, and, in some examples, the absence of water do not follow the literal narrative of Genesis and have not yet been explained. According to the Old Testament, the Ark of Noah is usually understood as a kind of houseboat. 53 The Ark is inscribed in Greek as NΩE and is shown with a raven perched on it and a dove carrying an olive branch above it.

The ciborium probably stood over the altar dedicated to St. Andrew, which was placed in the central of seven altar niches.  LX.  Smith (1968) 164‐166. ” SD (1972) 88. These words, however, may not have described only canopies, but obviously a variety of structures, which acquired meaning of a small house.  670 took a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and described the Aedicula of the Holy Sepulchre as tugurium and tuguriolum.  3 (London, 1897) 6.  720; SD (1972) 88. 67 Therefore, by analogy a tall canopy on four columns from Hagia Sophia could resemble a tower.

69 Numerous ancient Greek sun altars of worship were on the highest acropolis.  Symbol of Power and Life (New York, 1993) 21. 70 In the Greek culture the words were usually pronounced aloud, and were connected by metaphoric extension. Thus, the tower and canopy – the ouranios and kibourion – may have been closely associated in the minds of the Greeks.  Essai dʹinterprétation” Zograf 10 (1979) 44‐58.  263. 67 30 resulted in such word choice that “small house” was understood not only physically but also symbolically.

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