Paul Joseph (26 Jan 2012)
"to Paul Wilson / population density in new jerusalem"

Hi Paul ,

Following to your below estimation about 4.5 B Christian in heaven is a huge number

http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/jan2012/paulw125-2.htm

maybe be we can start from Revelations 21: 16   about the new Jerusalem size

16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.

in another version its written 1500 miles

so 1500 x 1500 equals    2 250 000     miles  square

and as examples of population density lets say USA

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_population_density

i don't thinck population density in heaven will be other than very confortable

so 2 250 000 x  100 = 225,000 000  in case 100 inhabitants per square mile
2 250 000 x  200 = 450,000 000  in case 200 inhabitants per square mile
2 250 000 x  333 = 750  Million inhabitants    in case of 333 inhabitants per sq m

examples of population density in the world
http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0934666.html

Paul Joseph