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The Ramparts of God's House(detail)
John Melhuish Strudwick

According to The Book of Enoch there are seven heavens and most people ever since have accepted this. The nine choirs of angels are distributed between them more or less according to their rank in the celestial hierarchy, though some seem to exist in several heavens at once, possibly because on one level they are in charge, while on others they are among equals.