Isaiah 65:17: Meaning of “New Heaven and Earth”
Isaish 65:17 (66:22) writes about a ‘new’ heaven and earth.
Although I’m not sure what that means, I find these words somewhat strange, because there are some verses which indicate the possibility that these won’t pass away.
For example David says in a Psalm (37:29): “The righteous will inherit the land, and dwell in it forever.” Again Asaph says: “..like the earth which He has founded forever (Psalm 78:69).” Kohelet 1:4 says: “the earth endures forever.”
Besides this, I always thought heaven and earth were called upon as witnesses, as these would endure forever.
So what’s the meaning of ‘new/renewed heaven and earth,’ and in such a case what is it exactly that’s new/renewed about it?