As we have seen numerous times in other studies, the term "heaven & earth" is used all over scripture to speak of God's people. It can also represent His order, His Law, and His dealings with His people.
Like when Moses addressed the assembly of Israel in Deut. 31-32 and called them "Heavens & Earth" or when Isaiah in chapter 65 is speaking of Old Covenant Israel and the devastation that would fall on them in the last days. He compares that to the creation of the NEW heaven & earth, which is what John sees coming down as a bride for God in Revelation 21. It's God's new covenant people, His NEW Jerusalem.
In Genesis chapter 2 we read this...
"Thus the heavens and the earth, and ALL THE HOST OF THEM, were finished" Genesis 2:1
The Hebrew word for "host" there is H6635 tsaba'
This word is used a total of 485 times in the Old Testament.
You would be hard pressed to find one instance where this word "tsaba" is used to represent anything other than people, or angels. In other words, individuals. A few examples...
"And his host, H6635 and those that were numbered of them, were threescore and fourteen thousand and six hundred." Numbers 2:4
"But Abner the son of Ner, captain of Saul's host, H6635 took Ishbosheth the son of Saul, and brought him over to Mahanaim" 2 Samuel 2:8
"Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts. H6635" Psalm 148:2
Considering the Hebrews used this word to speak of individuals (people, angels) then why does Genesis 2:1 speak of rocks, dirt, grass, and sky? Does it make sense? Is it consistent with the other 485 times we see it in scripture?
No it is not.
What makes sense is the fact that we know for certain that the term "heaven & earth" no doubt is used to speak of God's people. So when God said "and all the HOST of them" chances are that He indeed was speaking of individuals here as well.
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