From the Old Testament, the Book of Genesis: A man named Jacob had a dream, after fleeing his brother Esau who was trying to kill him. In this dream he saw a ladder, or a staircase that went all the way from Earth to Heaven, a tall, tall, straight ladder.
This ladder must have had some kind of traffic sign on it, giving you directions that Heaven, was Up! and Earth Down. Angels were climbing up and down it. Hence the name, 'Jacob's Ladder,' often referred to as; the 'Stairway to Heaven.'
Today, there are literally hundreds around the world, all claiming to be Jacob's Ladder or the Stairway to Heaven.
In America, Route #20 which goes from coast to coast is often referred to as Jacob's Ladder...
There's a train trestle bridge in New Hampshire, even a trail going from the top of the Grand Canyon to the bottom, all claiming to be Jacob's Ladder.
New Zealand has a bridge and a staircase consisting of 279 steps, both commonly known as Stairways to Heaven.
Australia has three different staircases. All claiming to be Jacob's Ladder.
The United Kingdom has beaches, shortcuts, bridges, three or more pathways, and staircases cut into sides of mountains, all Jacob's Ladders.
We sing about it, we play video games about it. 'Jacob's Ladder' and the 'Stairway to Heaven' they're all over the place.
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