In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Genesis 1:1

In the first verse of the Bible, if the correct one is used, heaven is singular. God created one heaven and dwelt within it. Certain events took place and God destroyed it. Then, in the process of restoring it, you end Chapter 1 with three heavens. At the end of Revelation, God destroys the three, and a new heaven and earth are created where we come full circle and God dwells within his creation again.

The three heavens are:

Outer Space

Genesis 1:16-17 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. 17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,

Our atmosphere

Genesis 1:20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

And then there is the third heaven above it all.

2 Corinthians 12:2 I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven…. How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.

The Enchanted Loom; Robert Jastrow, American astronomer and planetary physicist

(Is the End of Days Prophesied in the First Word of the Bible?)

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