HEAVEN: commonly refers to the dwelling place of God beyond the physical realm of creation. However, there are three distinct "heavens" mentioned in the bible.
- The dwelling place of God.
- The Celestial Heaven including outer space, the various things within it.
- The Atmosphere of Earth (also called the Firmament).
References in the Bible, usually associated with Heaven (God's dwelling place), many times describe the city of New Jerusalem which is made by God and will come down from God out of Heaven. (streets of gold, gates of pearl, etc.)