New Earth
The New Earth
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
New Earth, New Heaven
NEW EARTH, NEW HEAVEN The expression “new heaven, new earth” (Gk ouranos kainos kai gē kainē) is found in the preface to the vision of the new Jerusalem in Rev 21:1 (cf. 20:11). It is an element of the expectation of cosmic upheaval common to apocalyptic literature. It occurs in a partially plural
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Earth, the New
EARTH, THE NEW — the new physical universe that God will create at the end of time. After God created the heavens and the earth, humanity sinned and fell under God’s curse (Genesis 3). One aspect of that curse was the desolation of the land of Israel when God’s people rebelled against God. That desolation
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
NEW HEAVEN, NEW EARTH [οὐρανὸς καινὸς καὶ γῆ καινή ouranos kainos kai gē kainē]. Revelation depicts John’s vision of “a new heaven and a new earth” (21:1). The old heaven and earth have departed (compare 20:11), along with the sea and its associations with CHAOS. The imagery is part of the cosmic