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The Demonstration Of The Apostolic Preaching by Irenæus

Chapter 83 And that, being raised from the dead, He was to ascend into heavenà

And that, being raised from the dead, He was to ascend into heaven, (Ps. lxviii 17) David says thus:

The chariot of God (is) ten-thousandfold, thousands are the drivers: the Lord (is) among then in Sinai in (his) sanctuary.

He ascended up on high, he led captivity captive: he received, he gave gifts to men. And by captivity he means the destruction of the rule of the apostate angels. He declares also the place where He was to ascend into heaven from the earth. For the Lord, he says, from Sion ascended up on high. For over against Jerusalem, on the mount which is called (the Mount) of Olives, after He was risen from the dead, He assembled His disciples, and expounded to them the things concerning the kingdom of heaven; and they saw that He ascended, and they saw how the heavens were opened and received Him.

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