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Sheol

Sheol is the "grave", "pit", or "abyss" in Hebrew. She'ol is the earliest conception of the afterlife in the Jewish scriptures.

Sheol is described in multiple online sources, as addition to our editors' articles, see section below for printable documents, Sheol books and related discussion.

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SHEOL-KNOW
Chapter Two: JACOB, JOB & SOLOMON'S View of Sheol. What Jacob Said find out the truth about sheol/hades, the intermediate state.
1 Sheol and Gehenna
RS-3R03: Death and the Afterlife in Early Judaism and Early Christianity. A.Y.
Define the Meaning: Sheol Ps 6:5 H7585 Range of Meaning Profile
The grave (KJV): All of the eight KJV renderings of “Sheol” as grave in the Psalms may be No praise of God—Ps 6:5, “In Sheol, who will give praise to you?
Journeying to Sheol, And Returning Again to Life Torah Reflections
What Are Sheol and Hades?
Now, the Bible uses two words that most people associate with hell: “sheol” and “ hades”. Would you clear up for us: Are sheol and hades the same thing?

Suggested News Resources

Do you believe in hell? Poll shows heaven seen as more credible by public
So came “Sheol” — a dark, silent land where saints and sinners alike went once they shuffled off this mortal coil.
Westminster Presbyterian Church
[T]he whole idea of life after death has a long evolution in the Bible, starting with the idea of “Sheol” in the Old Testament, which is a kind of shady gray area under the Earth where people move like ghosts….
Rebooting the Good News
We do have reference to the place of the dead, known as either “Sheol” in Hebrew or “Hades” in Greek. But we search in vain for an Old Testament description of this place as an eternal torture chamber, similar to popular notions of hell today.
Unearthing the Metal Underground: The Dominican Republic Metal Scene
Their earlier release was 2002's "Mas Alla de las Puertas de Sheol." Their Myspace page has more studio versions of their songs as well.
Should I believe in a Jewish hell?
The Bible's term for this is Sheol. The term Gehinom as a place of damnation for souls first occurs in the Talmud and Midrash.

Suggested Web Resources

Sheol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sheol is the "grave", "pit", or "abyss" in Hebrew. She'ol is the earliest conception of the afterlife in the Jewish scriptures.
JewishEncyclopedia.com - SHEOL
Hebrew word of uncertain etymology (see Sheol, Critical View), synonym of.
Sheol and the Afterlife
A Glimpse of Sheol. Luke 16:19 "Now there was a certain rich man, and he habitually dressed in purple and fine linen, gaily living in splendor every day.
Sheol, Hell, and the Dead
The Exact Nature of Sheol, Hades and Hell.

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