Some Fun with Heavenly Math

lenraff

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Revelation 21:16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.

The Heavenly Jerusalem is 12,000 furlongs in height, width, and length. A furlong is 220 yards, therefore,

Each side is 660 feet times 12,000 feet = 7,920,000 feet (per side) .

One mile is 5,280 feet, so each side is 7,920,000 divided by 5280 feet = 1500 MILES on each side.

1500 X 1500 x 1500 = 3,375,000,000 cubic miles for the whole city .

If each floor is 10 feet high, then, there are 792,000 floors: 1500 miles high * 5280 = 7,920,000 feet high

7,920,000 / 10 feet = 792,000 floors.

If each "mansion" on each floor is 500 feet X 500 feet = 250,000 square feet, and each floor is
1500 * 1500 = 2,250,000 square miles per floor

7,920,000 * 7,920,000 = 62,726,400,000,000 square feet per floor.

62,726,400,000,000 sq ft per floor div by 250,000 sq ft per "mansion" = 250,905,600 "mansions" per floor.

Since there are 792,000 floors and 250,905,600 "mansions" per floor, then,
there are 198,717,235,300,000 "mansions" in "my Father's house."

This means there could potentially be 198 trillion, 717 billion, 235 million, and 300 thousands "mansions" in "my Father's house."
Each of these mansions being 250,000 square feet (Author Unknown)

Get your spare calculator batteries handy,LOL
 

Rocky Rivera

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In order for the planet to maintain proportional gravity for a cube city of that size, the New Earth would need to dwarf Jupiter by a thousand times. Due to the incredible increase in gravity, in order for us to be able to live, work, and play normally on such a world, our strength ought to be a million times what it is now, complete with a skeletal and muscular structure to match. We would never exhaust the resources of this kind of world (the New Earth) for a trillion years even if we tried.
 

SonSeeker

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I don't want to throw cold water on this, but I believe there is at least, one problem with the initial thought. Although the math may be correct, the author did not take into consideration the thickness of the walls themselves, and also the thickness of the floors themselves.
Also, God Himself will live there. Somehow, I think He will need much more than 250,000 square feet.:doh2
 

Work4Peanuts

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I don't want to throw cold water on this, but I believe there is at least, one problem with the initial thought. Although the math may be correct, the author did not take into consideration the thickness of the walls themselves, and also the thickness of the floors themselves.
Also, God Himself will live there. Somehow, I think He will need much more than 250,000 square feet.
Also, it won't all be mansions. There are streets and rivers...

I'm just looking forward to actually liking my neighbors.
 

Rocky Rivera

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Also, God Himself will live there. Somehow, I think He will need much more than 250,000 square feet.
God is the self-existent one -- needs no one and nothing. Besides, there was a time on Earth where a single stable housed Something greater than the entire cosmos! Yes, God in human form on that first Christmas. Although Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are in reality bigger than the entire cosmos (after all, we're talking about an infinite-dimensional Being) I'm sure They are more than able to accomodate Themselves. On the New Earth, if you want to see God directly, just follow the River of Life to its source -- it flows from under God's throne.
 

Spartan Sprinter 1

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Revelation 21:16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.

The Heavenly Jerusalem is 12,000 furlongs in height, width, and length. A furlong is 220 yards, therefore,

Each side is 660 feet times 12,000 feet = 7,920,000 feet (per side) .

One mile is 5,280 feet, so each side is 7,920,000 divided by 5280 feet = 1500 MILES on each side.

1500 X 1500 x 1500 = 3,375,000,000 cubic miles for the whole city .

If each floor is 10 feet high, then, there are 792,000 floors: 1500 miles high * 5280 = 7,920,000 feet high

7,920,000 / 10 feet = 792,000 floors.

If each "mansion" on each floor is 500 feet X 500 feet = 250,000 square feet, and each floor is
1500 * 1500 = 2,250,000 square miles per floor

7,920,000 * 7,920,000 = 62,726,400,000,000 square feet per floor.

62,726,400,000,000 sq ft per floor div by 250,000 sq ft per "mansion" = 250,905,600 "mansions" per floor.

Since there are 792,000 floors and 250,905,600 "mansions" per floor, then,
there are 198,717,235,300,000 "mansions" in "my Father's house."

This means there could potentially be 198 trillion, 717 billion, 235 million, and 300 thousands "mansions" in "my Father's house."
Each of these mansions being 250,000 square feet (Author Unknown)

Get your spare calculator batteries handy,LOL
I barely passed maths in high school AHAHAHAHAHHAHAH
 

antitox

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One thought is due to the cubical size of the New Jerusalem, it is possible that the new earth could be larger than the old earth. And i agree with others who have said that there will be many streets, etc. The one mentioned in Rev 21 is the main thoroughfare in the center of the city that leads right up to the throne. With the River of Life in the center of the street, kinda like a median would be on each side of the river pavement. But there's room for the Tree of life in between. I see that being where the Tree hangs close to the road where you can walk by and pick the fruit. And yes, 12 types of fruit!
 
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