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New Jerusalem

JERUSALEM, NEW. A name found twice in the Bible (Rev.3.12; Rev.21.2) where the new Jerusalem is described as coming down out of heaven from God. In Rev.21.2 it is also called “the Holy City,” and in Rev.21.10 “the Holy City, Jerusalem.” In Rev.21.10-Rev.22.5 the city is described in material terms, as though it were literal. It is in the form of a cube, 1,500 miles (2,500 km.) square; its walls are of jasper; its streets, of gold; the foundations of the walls are precious stones; its twelve gates are of pearls. For light it needs neither moon nor sun. A pure river of water of life flows through it; and in the midst of it there is the tree of life, whose leaves are for the healing of the nations.