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When was the third heaven where God dwells created? Was it created during the creation week?

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closed as off-topic by Flimzy, fredsbend, Affable Geek, BYE, Caleb Jul 12 '14 at 7:48

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Welcome to the site. We are glad you decided to participate. This question is off-topic and does not fit into one of the question types that the community finds acceptable. If possible, edit this question so that it better fits into one of those question types. – fredsbend Jul 11 '14 at 16:13
I think you would have better luck starting by asking what is meant by the "third heaven" in scripture. The answer to that question will probably render this one obsolete. – Flimzy Jul 11 '14 at 16:50
Welcome to the site! This next has nothing to do with the quality of your question, it's just standard to help new visitors avoid misunderstanding the site (as I did at first.) As a new visitor, I'd recommend checking out the following two posts, which are meant to help newcomers "learn the ropes": help page and How we are different than other sites? – David Jul 11 '14 at 16:52

Just so we all know what you're talking about...

2 Corinthians 12:2 ESV I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows.

Whether Paul was talking about a literal third heaven or a metaphorical vision, I am not sure. But if there is one, my guess is that it would be included with the heavens talked about in Genesis 1:1.

Genesis 1:1 ESV In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

Though I wouldn't say that God dwells there as he created it

Isaiah 66:1,2 ESV Thus says the Lord: “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool; what is the house that you would build for me, and what is the place of my rest? All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be, declares the Lord. But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.

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