Let’s lay out the Context of the future New Heavens & Earth:
“For as the new heavens and the new earth Which I will make shall remain before Me,” says the Lord, “So shall your descendants and your name remain.
And it shall come to pass That from one New Moon to another, And from one Sabbath to another, All flesh shall come to worship before Me,” says the Lord.
“And they shall go forth and look Upon the corpses of the men Who have transgressed against Me. For their worm does not die, And their fire is not quenched. They shall be an abhorrence to all flesh.”” Isaiah 66:22-24 NKJV
To parallel the aftermath of the creation of the New Heavens & New Earth in Revelation, we also see “the unsaved” identified as the following in only V.15:
“Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.
But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.” Revelation 22:14-15 NKJV
We might assume that “corpses” would be inanimate & unthinking, for such are human bodies when they die currently in this present evil age. Yet, in the age to come, “corpses of the men”, who “transgressed against” God, will be present somewhere “outside” the city of God.
I have 3 questions:
1.) What does Isaiah mean by “corpses of the men”?
2.) Is Isaiah suggesting resurrected bodies of the damned?
3.) What does the Hebrew indicate with respect to Isaiah’s usage of personal pronouns in Isaiah 66:24?