Heaven - People's Dictionary of the Bible

Heaven. There are four Hebrew words thus rendered in the Old Testament. 1. Râkî'a, A. V. firmament. 2. Shâmayim; used in the expression, "the heaven and the earth," or "the upper and lower regions." Gen 1:1. 3. Mârôm, used for heaven in Psa 18:16; Isa 24:18; Jer 25:30. Properly speaking, it means a mountain, as in Psa 102:19; Eze 17:23. 4. Skechâkîm, "expanses," with reference to the extent of heaven. Deu 33:26; Job 35:5. Paul's expression, "third heaven," 2Co 12:2, has led to much conjecture. Grotius said that the Jews divided the heaven into three parts, viz., 1. The air or atmosphere, where clouds gather. 2. The firmament, in which the sun, moon, and stars are fixed. 3. The upper heaven, the abode of God and his angels.

Consult other dictionaries:

Heaven - American Tract Society Bible Dictionary

Heaven - Dictionary of the Apostolic Church

Heaven - Theological Dictionary

Heaven - New Catholic Dictionary

Heaven - Catholic Encyclopedia

Heaven - Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Heaven - Easton's Bible Dictionary

Heaven - Synonyms of the Old Testament

Heaven - Fausset's Bible Dictionary

Heaven - Bridgeway Bible Dictionary

Heaven - A Dictionary Of Christ And The Gospels

Heaven - Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Heaven - The Poor Man’s Concordance and Dictionary to the Sacred Scriptures

Heaven - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Heaven - Popular Cyclopedia Biblical Literature

Heaven - Concise Bible Dictionary

Heaven - Nave's Topical Bible

Heaven - Smith's Bible Dictionary

Heaven - A Symbolical Dictionary

Heaven - Thompson Chain-Reference Bible

Heaven - Biblical and Theological Dictionary

Heaven - Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types

People's Dictionary of the Bible