The Gates of Hell

Posted: May 2, 2015 in Uncategorized

AEReiff

Lift up your heads o ye gates!  Be lifted up you everlasting doors!  And the King of glory shall come in! Who is the King of glory? It is YHVH of hosts. He is the King of glory!

I. The Gates of Hell

A search for the gates of heaven in art proves practically meaningless, but the gates of hell are rich beyond contentment.

Athena in Gigantomachy
frieze on Pergamon Altar.

Rodin, Gates of Hell

The modern architect has a vision of hell, but not in words. Whoever first invented the term Gates of hell, Cephas, the apostle Peter, was told that they could not stand against him, or the Church. That was before the Gates infiltrated the city and the church.

City gates represented every authority of government for a walled city. Elders, merchants, would sit in the gates. Anything written about Rodin’s Gates of Hell is interpretation…

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