Tuesday, 26 November 2019
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"Descensus Christi ad Inferos"

"The descent of Christ into Hell."

Canto IV of the Inferno, Virgil relates to Dante that Christ(in the time between his death and resurrection) brought salvation to Adam, Noah, Moses, Abraham, David, Jacob(Israel), Rachel, and other Old Testament figures, but not to the Greek and Latin poets, philosophers, and certain Muslims: Saladin, Averroes, Avicenna, who are all still in Limbo when Dante is there.

Why are these exemplary Greek, Latin, and Arabic souls left in Limbo? Doesn't add up to me.
3 years ago
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Accepted Answer
Noah, Moses, Abraham, David, and Rachel, represent eternal spiritual archetypes trapped in our egos and which are liberated when we psychologically die; while Homer, Horace, Ovid, and Lucan, represent vain intellectual personalities that eventually will be disintegrated and vanished.

Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah,
the Root of David, has prevailed to open the book,
and to loose the seven seals thereof. - Revelation 5: 5

3 years ago
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#20405
Accepted Answer
Noah, Moses, Abraham, David, and Rachel, represent eternal spiritual archetypes trapped in our egos and which are liberated when we psychologically die; while Homer, Horace, Ovid, and Lucan, represent vain intellectual personalities that eventually will be disintegrated and vanished.

Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah,
the Root of David, has prevailed to open the book,
and to loose the seven seals thereof. - Revelation 5: 5

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