Posted by Lotg on November 03, 2004
In Reply to: Seventh heaven/ posted by SR on November 03, 2004
: : Describing a moment of bliss to a friend I said I was in '7th Heaven'. Does anyone know how this term came about? Given there's only one heaven in Christian terms, I assume it's not Christian based - although I obviously don't actually know.
: Here ya go, Goddess,
: seventh heaven
: (Islam, Religion)
: 1. A state of great joy and satisfaction.
: 2. The farthest of the concentric spheres containing the stars and constituting the dwelling place of God and the angels in the Muslim and cabalist systems.
: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Copyright © 2003 by Houghton Mifflin Company
Oh wow - Islam. I would never have guessed that. Thanks SR.