Scholars universally dismiss the reference to an eighth heaven in Apoc. Abr. 19.6 as a late addition, but they have apparently done so without fully understanding the difficult sequence of activity in chaps. 15-19. With the help of other texts, the confusing web of spatial indicators in these chapters can be mapped out in a sensible and logical manner. This article not only argues that the narrative is more coherent than previous accounts have assumed, but also that the eighth heaven is a necessary part of the narrative.