Hi Pete. Regarding Rev 21:1, “Also there was no more sea,” is it possible the idea here relates to the “sea” in the temple used for cleansing before entering God’s presence? The Greek word in Rev (thalassa) has the same definitions as the Hebrew word used to describe the brazen sea in 2 Chron 4:2 (yam). The verses following the mention of “no more sea” in Rev 21 talk of the new Jerusalem descending and God dwelling with man, which implies the barrier of the “sea” (as used in the original temple design) is no longer needed.
I’ve heard a number of teachers asked about the Rev 21:1 verse during Q&A’s (as you were in the most recent podcast) and have never heard anyone consider this possible interpretation. I’d love to hear your thoughts, Pete.
Thanks for offering this space to ask questions, and for all the great work you do.