Now this (to de). Paul picks out the verb anaba (second aorist active participle of anabainw, to go up), changes its form to anebh (second aorist indicative), and points the article (to) at it. Then he concludes that it implied a previous kataba (coming down). Into the lower parts of the earth (ei ta katwtera th gh). If the anaba is the Ascension of Christ, then the kataba would be the Descent (Incarnation) to earth and th gh would be the genitive of apposition. What follows in verse Luke 10 argues for this view. Otherwise one must think of the death of Christ (the descent into Hades of Acts 2:31 ).