Talmud, Tractate Sanhedrin [97a]: “Rav Kattina said: 'The world will exist for 6000 years and one (thousand) of destruction'

What is the hashkafic reason to only have a finite world? Wouldn't an infinitely good G-d want more souls to bestow good upon?

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    Note that this is the opinion of R. Katina, but is not the universal Jewish opinion. Rambam, for example, disagrees in Moreh Nevokhim (2:27-8). – mevaqesh Jan 8 '18 at 20:10
  • Are you only confused about it not having an end but you are ok with it having a beginning? – Double AA Jan 8 '18 at 20:18
  • @DoubleAA Why would there be confusion as to whether the world has a beginning? – HaLailah HaZeh Jan 8 '18 at 20:34
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    @HaLailahHaZeh He's confused about why the world is finite based on the fact that it has an end. He could have been confused already based on it having a beginning, no? – Double AA Jan 8 '18 at 20:39
  • @DoubleAA I'm not particularly confused about the beginning in and of itself (i.e there are hashkafic reasons given for it's beginning, like the one I alluded to in my question, namely bestowing good upon the creation). – Fei23 Jan 8 '18 at 22:42

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