Here is a simple and complex question:
In the Writings of the Holy Areopagite, he often refers to the Intellect and the Intelligible. Since he was an Athenian philosopher, I understand he is probably using platonic terminology. However, he also writes how the deity is Super and Supra essential and transcendent to every thought; so by speaking of intelligible and intellect, he cannot also simultaneously mean "understandable."
Here is an example taken from the first chapter of the ecclesiastical hierarchy:
"even Jesus Himself----the most supremely Divine Mind and superessential, the Source and Essence, and
most supremely Divine Power of every Hierarchy and Sanctification and Divine
operation----illuminates the blessed Beings who are superior to us, in a manner
more clear, and at the same time more intellectual, and assimilates them to His
own Light, as far as possible;"
"Let us affirm, then, that the goodness of the Divine Blessedness is always in
the same condition and manner, unfolding the beneficent rays of its own light
upon all the intellectual visions without grudging."
So, my question is, in Dionysius, does his use of intellectual equal noetic? Obviously the intelligibility he is speaking of is not mental understanding, or he would contradict himself. Therefore it must be spiritual understanding, and in context, noetic. Right or wrong?