World to Come: HaOlam HaBa

The “World to Come” (also called the “World to Come”) is the age that eschatologically according to the Abrahamic Scriptures is to come, a “Paradise on Earth” and the “Kingdom of GOD”, phrases that reflect the belief that the current World or age is only an imperfection, and will be replaced in the future by a better one, an age of peace and prosperity.
The concept is related to but differs from the concepts of Heaven or Afterlife, in that Heaven is another place or state of existence generally seen as above the World, and Afterlife is generally an individual’s existence that continues after death.

HaOlam HaBa (העולם הבא in Hebrew the “World to Come”), also known as Gan Eden (the Celestial Garden of Eden) or Gehinom, according to the Talmud, is intended for every Jew and non-Jew (“ger toshav” “righteous gentile”) living under the Seven Laws of Noah.
A great deal of Aggadic material related to this subject can be found, some of it collected in popular form in Louis Ginzberg’s Legends of the Jews, particularly in the first chapter which discusses esoteric and mystical concepts such as Paradise and “higher” Gan Eden.

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