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Sheol, the term in Hebrew means a grave or pit, was the place where the dead gathered, as thought by the early Hebrews, and was believed located beneath the earth, perhaps at the roots of mountains.
Thus said the Lord God, In the day he went down to sheol, I caused a mourning; I covered the deep for him, and I restrained its floods, and the waters were stayed; and I caused Lebanon to morn for him, and all the trees of the field fainted for him.
Sheol is seen as a dark place where everyone rests in dust; and it appears to have been thought to have levels because the lowest and belly of Sheol is referred to.
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 Hell Sheol Hades or Gehenna   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
He that is in the grave is in “Sheol;” but he that is in “Sheol” may not be in a grave, but in any pit, or in the sea.
Sheol as presented in the Bible is not a place of fire and brimstone and torment but is described in the context as..
Sheol and the pit, death and corruption, are synonymous [Psalm 16:10; Psalm 89:48; Proverbs 1:12; Proverbs 7:27; Ezekiel 31:16; Hosea 13:14].
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 Sheol, Hell, and the Dead   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Like sheep they are appointed for Sheol; Death shall be their shepherd; straight to the grave they descend, and their form shall waste away; Sheol shall be their home.
In other words, Sheol or Hades was a poetic way to say, “they died and were buried.” It is in this sense that the phrase in the Apostles’ Creed is used, using the ambiguous word “hell”; in English, when the more precise idea of Hades actually lies behind the statement.
In Hebrew concepts, they would say he descended into Sheol, that is, was lowered into the grave, or that he slept with the fathers, that is, was placed in a family tomb.
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 SHEOL - Holman Bible Dictionary on StudyLight.org
Sheol was thought to be deep within the earth (Psalms 88:6; Ezekiel 26:20; Ezekiel 31:14-15; Amos 9:2) and was entered by crossing a river (Job 33:18).
Sheol is pictured as a city with gates (Isaiah 38:10), a place of ruins (Ezekiel 26:20), or a trap (2 Samuel 22:6; Psalms 18:5).
Sheol is sometimes personified as a hungry beast (Proverbs 27:20; Isaiah 5:14; Habakkuk 2:5) with an open mouth and an insatiable appetite.
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 Sheol   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Sheol is the most prevalent place where people would go to in the Old Testament after death.
Hades is equivalent to Sheol in the Septuagint.
Although Sheol, Hades, Gehenna, and Hell seem rather different on the outside, they all serve the same primary function, a place for the dead to wait, whether it be for the resurrection or the rest of eternity.
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 SHEOL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
"Sheol" is the place that receives the dead of mankind within it.
"Sheol" is a place where the state of the dead reside knowing neither pain or pleasure, neither reward for the righteous nor punishment for the wicked.
Throughout the entire Scriptures, "Sheol" is continually associated with death and not life.(Isaiah.
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 Sheol - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
The English Revisers have acted somewhat inconsistently in leaving "grave" or "pit" in the historical books and putting "Sheol" in the margin, while substituting "Sheol" in the poetical writings, and putting "grave" in the margin ("hell" is retained in Isaiah 14).
Into Sheol, when life is ended, the dead are gathered in their tribes and families.
Distinction between good and bad in Israel is emphasized; Sheol becomes for certain classes an intermediate state between death and resurrection; for the wicked and for Gentiles it is nearly a synonym for Gehenna (hell).
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 Sheol and the Afterlife
The Hebrew word SheƔol, for example, in Deuteronomy 32:22 (R.V. "the lowest pit"), is probably derived from a root "to make hollow," and was seen as the common receptacle of the dead, below the earth.
The meaning of Sheol moves between the ideas of the grave, the underworld and the state of death.
It is therefore the NT equivalent of Sheol.
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"Sheol" is parallel to Hebrew words for "pit" or "hell" 26:6>, "corruption" or "decay"
Thus "Sheol" is also a place of reward for the righteous
Jesus' teaching in 16:19-31> seems to reflect accurately the Old Testament concept of she'ol; it is a place of conscious existence after death, one side of which is occupied by the suffering, unrighteous dead separated by a great chasm from the other side peopled by the righteous dead enjoying their reward.
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Sheol is often translated as "hell," but Sheol is nothing more than the common grave into which dead bodies are cast at death,
Sheol is sometimes spoken of metaphorically as "moving" the dead to greet someone on his way in,
"Sheol from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming; it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations." - Isaiah 14:9.
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 All about Sheol and hell
Sheol is paralleled with "the chambers of death".
In this taunt we find trees speaking (vs. 8), and the dead in Sheol are stirred and awakened from their sleep, and who rise from their thrones to welcome the king on the day of his death.
Here Sheol is described as the place where the uncircumcised are laid, perhaps a reference to the Assyrian army, which had fallen by the sword and is likewise to be found in Sheol.
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 Sheol/Hades: What is it
Sheol (lAav.) is the Hebrew term we are interested in.
David was confronted by death and the cords of Sheol.
Not that all forms of trouble would cease, but at least knowing that Sheol was not a place where one was going, where God remembers no more the dead, where worms, and destruction reside would seem to provide a great comfort.
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 Sheol, Hades, Tartarus, Limbo, Purgatory
The meaning of Sheol moves between the ideas of the grave, the underworld, the state of death, and the state of punishment.
This word, "Sheol" is translated differently in the Bibles: As Sheol, grave, die, realm of the dead, hades, underworld, pit, hell...
Isaiah 14:9 Sheol from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth ; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.
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 Part 2 - Sheol and Hadees in the Old Testament
Sheol, primarily, literally, the grave, or death, secondarily and figuratively the political, social, moral or spiritual consequences of wickedness in the present world, is the precise force of the term, wherever found.
Sheol occurs exactly sixty-four times and is translated hell thirty-two times, pit three times, and grave twenty-nine times.
You shall beat him with the rod, and shall deliver his soul from hell." Sheol is here used as the grave, to denote the death that rebellious children experience early, or it may mean that moral condition of the soul which Sheol, the realm of death signifies.
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 Biblical Research Studies Group-The Unseen World.... Sheol
According to this statement it is clear that Sheol is a place of disorder and of darkness.
9 Sheol from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming; it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.
The spirit of the Christian goes immediately upon death in the presence of the Lord, whereas his body is laid in the tomb to await the resurrection morn.
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 Paul = Saul = Shaul = Sheol = Hades = Hell
After some searching, the author found two places in the Tanakh where these two Strong’s entries were used in just such a word play, though admittedly one of the passages is a verbatim copy of the other; however, the author is confident that even one passage is sufficient, due to the strength of the proof.
And I saw the dead ones, small and great, stand before Elohim; and the scrolls were opened: and another scroll was opened, which is [the scroll] of life: and the dead ones were judged out of those things which were written in the scrolls, according to their works.
And the sea [a symbol of Torahless mankind] gave up the dead ones which were in it; and death and sheol delivered up the dead ones which were in them: and they were judged each according to their own works.
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 Metal Coven Webzine - Metal Reviews - Naglfar - Sheol
The most glaring example of this is that the piano break in Sheol’s “Abysmal Descent” is mirrored almost directly by a similar break in “Into the Cold Voids of Eternity” off of Diabolical (both are, coincidentally I’m sure, the 4th track of the disc).
After giving Sheol a run through, I put on Diabolical and, to be honest, I don’t see Sheol ever measuring up to it in terms of songwriting or simply sheer majestic malevolence.
Sheol certainly makes me bang my head and generally rock out, but Diabolical makes me want to don a fl cloak and ride through the frozen streets of Boulder on a giant fl steed, sowing ruin and despair in my flened wake.
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They trace the origin of Sheol to either sha-al, which means the spirit world to which mediums directed their questions to the departed, or sha-al, which refers to the hollow place in the earth where the souls of men went at death.
Fifth, Sheol is 'under the earth,' or 'the underworld,' while graves were built as sepulchres above the earth, or caves or holes in the earth.
While Sheol and Hades describe the temporary abode of the dead until the resurrection, Gehenna is the place of future punishment in the eternal state.
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 Sheol - demo 2003 - review @ Tartareandesire.com
Many are the bands today who are trying to put their feet down in the nu-metal genre but there are very few who do it and succeed to come up with something interesting.
The Swedish band Sheol is one of the lucky ones and their second demo is one of the most impressive demos I've heard in a long time now.
When the drummer quit their band he was replaced with the former Votur (a death metal band who have released a mini album on the Italian label Nocturnal Music) drummer Lea Larsson who made the band turn heavier and more edgy.
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 Sheol (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
'''Sheol''' (&1513;&1488;&1493;&1500;) is the Hebrew language word denoting the "abode of the dead"; the "underworld", "grave" or "pit".
Sheol is generally compared to the gloomy, twilight afterlife of Hades or Tartarus from Greek mythology.
The prominent Biblical scholar William Foxwell Albright points out that the Hebrew root for SHE'OL is SHA'AL, which normally means "to ask, to interrogate, to question." Sheol therefore should mean "asking, interrogation, questioning." This could refer to the questioning of the human soul, newly arrived in the afterworld, by supernatural entities.
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 Sheol And Hades
"Sheol" is parallel to the word hell, pit, corruption, or decay.
Jesus confirmed that Sheol has two regions in Luke 16:19-31 that "Sheol" is a place of conscious existence after death, one side of which is occupied by the suffering, unrighteous dead, separated by a great chasm and the other side peopled by the
The Apostle Peter repeated David's statement in Acts 2:27 that God would not forsake him in "Sheol" and added: "Men [and] brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulcher is with us unto this day.
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 Sheol - Theopedia
Sheol "The temporary abode of the wicked in the Old Testament, or generally refers to the grave or death.
The word Sheol occurs 65 times in the Old Testament -- Genesis (4), Numbers (2), Deuteronomy, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings (2), Job (9), The Psalms (15), Proverbs (9), Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Isaiah (10), Ezekiel (5), Hosea, Amos, Jonah, Habbakuk.
The KJV renders sheol as 'hell' 31 times, 'grave' 31 times, and 'pit' 3 times.
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 Ask the Rabbi, JewishAnswers.org » Sheol
Many of its uses imply that it is an underworld inhabited by (the spirits of) the dead, though in many cases it is used only as a term for the lowest point in the universe.
The reference to sheol in 1 Samuel 2:6 and Psalms 30:4 suggest that the dead will be brought back from there at the resurrection.
There are about a dozen references to legends about sheol in Ginzberg’s Legends of the Jews, and a brief discussion of sheol in the article “Netherworld”; in the Encyclopedia Judaica (vol.12, cols.
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 Sheol   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Sheol is, of course, a Hebrew word, not transliterated into Greek in the New
Theologically, however, Sheol is indeed an actual place, and the word when used in
So to sum up, Sheol is used in the OT for either 1) death in general, 2) the literal
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 Satan and the Forces of Chaos
"Sheol is the underworld as the abode of the dead.
The underworld consists of the subterranean ocean, beneath which is Sheol, the abode of the dead.
"Sheol beneath is stirred up to meet you when you come; it rouses the shades to greet you, all who were leaders of the earth; it raises from their thrones all who were kings of the nations."
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 Sheol and Hades
Sheol - It is a place of conscious existence after death, one side of which is occupied by the suffering, unrighteous dead separated by a great chasm from the other side peopled by the righteous dead enjoying their reward (Vines Expository Dictionary 1984).
Tartarus Signifies to consign to Tartarus, which is neither Sheol nor hades nor hell, but the place where those angels whose special sin referred to in that passage are confined "to be reserved unto judgement"; the region described as "pits of darkness" (2 Peter 2:4, Jude 6) (Vines Expository Dictionary 1984).
It refers to a false Roman catholic doctrine, where it is said to be a place or state of punishment wherein souls of those who die in God's grace may make satisfaction for past sins and so become fit for heaven (Webster's Collegiate Dictionary 1983).
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