Is the same also (auto estin). Rather, "the one who came down (o kataba, the Incarnation) is himself also the one who ascended (o anaba, the Ascension)." Far above (uperanw). See Acts 1:21 . All the heavens (pantwn twn ouranwn). Ablative case after uperanw. For the plural used of Christ's ascent see Hebrews 4:14 ; Hebrews 7:27 . Whether Paul has in mind the Jewish notion of a graded heaven like the third heaven in 2 Corinthians 12:2 or the seven heavens idea one does not know. That he might fill all things (ina plhrwsh ta panta). This purpose we can understand, the supremacy of Christ ( Colossians 2:9 ).