Noun, sing., masc.:
- the heaven, the sky (from שמים)
- whether heaven, whether sky
Exegesis:Genesis_2:1 suggests that "the heaven" is not the entire universe.
the heavens is a title for what the so-called firmament is which was only the observable night sky. for fun i think of it as "The Placements of The Fire Waters (esh-mayim) or The Placements of Those Who Came Before.
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