New Defender's Study Bible Notes
65:20 an hundred years old. The prophecy intermingles here a description of the eternal state with that which foreshadows it—namely, the great millennial kingdom of Christ (Revelation 20:6). During the coming thousand-year reign of Christ on this present earth, antediluvian conditions will be largely restored, and some people will live perhaps the full thousand years. However, as this verse reveals, there will still be sin and death present, so it cannot be the new earth. On the new earth, there will be no sin and death (Revelation 21:4). These truths are not contradictory but complementary, the one being a type of the other. The millennial and antediluvian ages are similar, whereas the new earth represents restoration of paradise, before sin entered the world.