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Empyrean

According to Ptolemy, there are five heavens, the last of which is pure elemental fire and the seat of deity; this fifth heaven is called the empyrean (from the Greek en-pur, in fire). (See Heaven.)

Now had the Aln ighty Father from above,
From the pure empyrean where He sits
High throned above all height, bent down his eye.

Milton:Paradise Lost, iii. 56-58.

And again, book vi. 833:

“The steadfast empyrean shook without.”

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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