New Heavens
New Heaven
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
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Heavens, New
Heavens, New[Heb šāmayim haḏāšîm̂ (Isa. 65:17; 66:22); Gk. kainós ouranós (2 Pet. 3:13; Rev. 21:1)]. “New heavens and a new earth” is a technical term referring to an important element of biblical eschatology. The phrase itself is found in only four passages. In Isaiah the new creation is
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
Heaven, New Heavens
Heaven, New HeavensHeaven signifies both the visible realm of sun, moon and stars as well as the invisible realm of God’s dwelling to which Christ has ascended. In this second sense heaven is also an expression of the believer’s hope for an enduring homeland and inheritance in the presence of God. Both
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Heavens, New
HEAVENS, NEW — a term that, when used with “new earth,” refers to the perfected state of the created universe and the final dwelling place of the righteous. The phrase is found in Isaiah 66:22, 2 Peter 3:13, and in a slightly modified form in Revelation 21:1.Rooted deep in Jewish thought was the dream
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Heavens, New
HEAVENS, NEW Technical, eschatological term referring to the final perfected state of the created universe. It often is connected with the concept of a new earth.The promise of a re-creation of the heavens and earth arose because of human sin and God’s subsequent curse (Gen. 3:17). The biblical hope
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Heavens, New
heavens, new. The expression “new heaven(s) and a new earth” is a technical term in the eschatological language of the Bible to define and describe the final, perfected state of the created universe. See eschatology. The conception of a re-created universe has its origin in the biblical account of creation:
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
New Heavens
New Heavens and New Earth. The biblical doctrine of the created universe includes the certainty of its final redemption from sin’s domination. The finally redeemed universe is called the “new heavens and new earth.”In the OT God’s kingdom is usually described in terms of a redeemed earth; this is especially
Key passages
Is 66:22

“For just as the new heavens and earth that I am about to make shall stand before me,” declares Yahweh, “so shall your descendants and your name stand.

2 Pe 3:10–13

But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will disappear with a rushing noise, and the celestial bodies will be destroyed by being burned up, and the earth and the deeds done on it will be disclosed. Because all these things are being destroyed in this way, what sort …

Re 21:2

And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared like a bride adorned for her husband.