In scripture, there are actually four concepts that the word "heaven" can refer to:


1.  Heaven can refer to outerspace (Genesis 1:1).
2.  Heaven can refer to the sky (Genesis 1:8).
3.  Heaven can refer to the throne of God, the place where God is said to rule from (first mentioned in - 1 Kings 8:27-30)


4.  The sphere of government influence, the seat of authority for a nation or nations, almost always the rulers of Israel.
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.