Yeshayahu 65:17 (66:22):

"כִּי־הִנְנִי בוֹרֵא שָׁמַיִם חֲדָשִׁים וָאָרֶץ חֲדָשָׁה וְלֹא תִזָּכַרְנָה הָרִאשֹׁנוֹת וְלֹא תַעֲלֶינָה עַל־לֵב׃ "

writes about a new heaven and earth. Although I’m not sure what this means, I find these words somewhat strange, because there are some verses which indicate the possibility that these won’t pass away. For example David says in a psalm (37:29): “The righteous will inherit the land, and dwell in it forever.” Again Asaph says: “..like the earth which He has founded forever (psalm 78:69).” Kohelet 1:4 says: “the earth endures forever.”

Besides this I always thought heaven and earth were called upon as witnesses, as these would endure forever.

So shouldn’t we understand ‘new’ to mean ‘renewed’? Or does it has any other meaning?

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    Consider Yeshayahu 54:10 that the mountains will give out, and 51:6 that the heavens will dissolve like smoke, and the ground will wear out like a garment. – DonielF Sep 28 '18 at 14:11

I think Even Ezra in place clearly supports your thinking:

"... והנכון כי השמים הם הרקיע, והשם יחדש אויר טוב שיהיו בני האדם בריאי' בגופם, ויחיו שנים רבות, וגם יוסיף בכח הארץ, והנה היא חדשה, ...: "

Interestingly, the Posuk says "בורא", which does mean something new and non-existing so I think everything's possible (Remember Rambam the end of Melachim - "we won't know until it will happen").

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