Friday, March 30, 2007
List of people who went to heaven alive
The concept of humans directly entering heaven without dying is a feature of multiple religions and mythic traditions, including the three main Abrahamic religions – Judaism, Christianity, Islam. Since death is generally considered the normal end to an individual's life on earth, entering heaven without dying first is considered exceptional and usually a sign of God's special recognition of the individual's piety.
According to the Jewish Midrash, nine people went to heaven (also referred to as the Garden of Eden and Paradise) alive. Elijah the Prophet "went up by a whirlwind into heaven" (Kings II Chapter 2, Verse 11). Serach, the daughter of Asher - one of the sons of Jacob (Midrash Yalkut Shimoni (Yechezkel 367)). Enoch went to heaven alive (Genesis 5:22-24). This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "List of people who went to heaven alive". This entry is a fragment of a larger work. Link may die if entry is finally removed or merged.