I've just been thinking, when Ilana asks Richard this, and he replies with something along the lines of 'He who will save us all', who are they talking about?
I assumed it was Jacob, but now I'm thinking it might be Locke, as he is actually the one who ends up lying in the shadow of the statue?
Another point on this is that, when Jacob went to see Ilana, he asked her to help him. After seeing Sayid being taken on to Ajira 316, I thought that Jacob wanted Ilana to make sure Sayid got back to the Island. But maybe he also asked her to make sure Locke's body was brought to the statue of Tawret?