Although Sheol is not the hell that our culture imagines, it is not a happy place either. For Jacob this was not a heaven or hell debate… it was merely saying that the loss of his son would kill him; it would put him in his grave, (not send him to hell). Yeshua stood in the village which held (many believed) the gate of Hades and he preached that the gate of Hades would never overcome his kingdom of followers. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men suddenly stood near them in dazzling clothing; and as the women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living One among the dead? For Christians, a question then becomes, is there a difference between Hades, Hell, and Sheol? Shall I redeem them from death? And so this perversion of creation, where death feeds life (dead bodies become food), meant that the land became polluted and turned to ruin and rot. But YHWH was quick to point out that after all He had done, it was His own people who had forgotten Him. Sheol is not hell… at least not in the sense of our present cultural interpretation of the place, (a place of eternal suffering  and damnation, with fire and brimstone and torment). One of the places that the Greek people believed was a gate to the underworld was found in Paneas, later named (under Roman rule) Cesarea Philippi, (and now named Banias). Gehenna or hell is further described as a place of horrible suffering (Mark 9:43, 48). But let’s consider for a moment one who does NOT rise. For the sons of Judah have done that which is evil in My sight,” declares YHWH, “they have set their detestable things in the house which is called by My name, to defile it. In addition to being intensely hot, Gehenna was also said to exist in the depths of darkness. FACT: The Greek “Gehenna” is always transliterated correctly as “Hell,” 12 times. In most instances when Yeshua talked about Hell,  the Greek word Hades was used by the Gospel writers. to make them sit with nobles, and inherit a, , and He set the world on them. But on the first day of the week, at early dawn. … O YHWH, You have brought up my soul from Sheol; You have kept me alive, that I would not go down to the pit. This Jesus God raised up again, to which we are all witnesses.”. But if YHWH brings about an entirely new thing and the ground opens its mouth and swallows them up with all that is theirs, and they descend alive into Sheol [Sh’ohlah], then you will understand that these men have spurned YHWH.”, As he finished speaking all these words, the ground that was under them split open; and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, and their households, and all the men who belonged to Korah with their possessions. Fourth, Hades is not 'heaven,' i.e., the place where the soul of the righteous goes at death to await the coming resurrection, because the Greek word ouranos is the word for heaven in the New Testament. You have been cut down to the earth, you who have weakened the nations! Let my prayer come before You; incline Your ear to my cry! He was not just speaking words, He was making the point visually. It comes from the root word abad, meaning to perish. Remember what my span of life is; for what vanity You have created all the sons of men! YHWH had the ability to take the lowly and raise them up… in every aspect of life, and in every aspect of death. Powered by Discourse, best viewed with JavaScript enabled, : The views and opinions expressed in these forums do not necessarily reflect those of Catholic Answers. That word can be found six times in the Tanakh (often alongside Sheol). Your pomp and the music of your harps have been, are spread out as your bed beneath you and. what my span of life is; for what vanity You have created all the sons of men! Prior to Jesus’ atonement for the sins of man, the souls of all who died went to a place called Sheol (Hebrew).It is defined as the world of the dead, the underworld, and, in the Old Testament, the word is translated into English as the pit, the grave, and hell. Therefore my heart was glad and my tongue exulted; moreover my flesh will also live in hope; because You will not abandon my soul to Hades [Sheol], nor allow Your Holy One to undergo decay. Like Sheol, the underworld was in the great depths of the earth, but unlike Sheol it had many rivers all describing sentiments of destruction: hatred, pain, forgetfulness, fire and wailing. I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and. Yeshua had to defeat death before we could be redeemed. And if you are a child of YHWH, it’s better to do these drastic measures than be thrown to the place where the gods of evil sacrificed children; the place that YHWH called the Valley of Slaughter, where people become a meal to birds and beast, in a perverted and polluted land. They make night into day, saying, ‘The light is near,’ in the presence of darkness. Today it is known as Wadi er-Rababi. Oh that You would hide me in Sheol, that You would conceal me until Your wrath returns to You, that You would set a limit for me and remember me! SHEOL, HADES, PARADISE AND GEHENNA. When used as a term for the dead, it was a way of noting a place of judgment in the afterlife. But David had great hope in YHWH… death would encompass, overwhelm, surround and confront him, but YHWH promised salvation… and YHWH would deliver. Sheol was also described as a monstrous ingestion of souls: Moses said, “By this you shall know that YHWH has sent me to do all these deeds; for this is not my doing. Let my prayer come before You; incline Your ear to my cry! According to Jesus, gehenna or hell is where both the body and soul are destroyed (Matthew 10:28). While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men suddenly stood near them in dazzling clothing; and as the women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “, how He spoke to you while He was still in Galilee, saying that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the, His words, and returned from the tomb and reported all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. SHEOL/HADES: THE PRESENT HELL. So here’s a list of all the verses where they are mentioned by name in the Bible, complete with an excerpt of that part of the verse. But you have been cast out of your tomb like a rejected branch, clothed with the slain who are pierced with a sword, who go down to the stones of the pit like a trampled corpse. They are all mentioned in Scripture. Would He deliver our souls from the power of Sheol? Nevertheless I will look again toward Your holy temple.’”. Her recent love of learning the Hebrew language from pictographic proto-Canaanite to the adopted Aramaic script has led her to create this blog. And wickedness will be broken like a tree.”. But I, O YHWH, have cried out to You for help, and in the morning my prayer comes before You. SHEOL, GRAVE, HELL: Sheol. Yeshua was pointing the finger directly at the Pharisees… they were taking sons, children of YHWH, and converting them to evil, no differently than sacrificing children directly to Ba’al or Molech. Yeshua, shockingly, took His disciples there. What we mean by this is that, at the time of death, the souls of the lost go directly to Hades, where they suffer in torment until the time of the Great White Throne … Remember how He spoke to you while He was still in Galilee, saying that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.” And they remembered His words, and returned from the tomb and reported all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. If these men die the death of all men or if they suffer the fate of all men, then YHWH has not sent me. In the above passage, Yeshua also directly quoted from the very last words of the book of Isaiah: “For just as the new heavens and the new earth which I make will endure before Me,” declares YHWH, “So your offspring and your name will endure. Hades is a Greek term used in the New Testament as a rough equivalent to the Hebrew word sheol and also describes the grave or location of the dead. In Luke 16:19-31, Jesus described the abode of the dead as having two compartments.One, a place of torment. – Hebrew Word Lessons, Sheqer: The Prison of Falsehood, LIES and Deceit – Hebrew Word Lessons, Panim/Paneh: Seek My FACE – Hebrew Word Lessons, Basar: Proclaimers of GOOD NEWS! And if you are a child of YHWH, it’s better to do these drastic measures than be thrown to the place where the gods of evil sacrificed children; the place that YHWH called the Valley of Slaughter, where people become a meal to birds and beast, in a perverted and polluted land. Job squarely places the biggest question in front of us: How long, O YHWH? The terms that are used: 'Sheol', 'Hades' and 'Gehenna… Gehenna is NOT hell. YHWH is everywhere, but those who go down to Sheol would be cut off, they would not see YHWH and there would be no hope. *9 The Unseen World] Greek, 'Hades,' the adobe of departed spirits; Hebrew, 'Sheol.' And so, because he was a prophet and knew that God had sworn to him with an oath to seat one of his descendants on His throne, he looked ahead and spoke of, is an English rendition of the Greek word. Everyone dies and goes down to Sheol… even the patriarch Jacob knew he would go there, eventually. The prayer of Hannah really drives the point home. As they had their pasture, they became satisfied, and being satisfied, their heart became proud; therefore they forgot Me…. We are pulled out of the grave so we can truly live in the presence of our Creator. Those who see you will gaze at you, they will ponder over you, saying, ‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble, who shook kingdoms, who made the world like a wilderness and overthrew its cities, who did not allow his prisoners to go home?’. Hell, in this sense, is Gehenna in Hebrew, though that word is found only in the NT, not in the OT, except as a geographical name. The Hebrew is “Ge-Hinnom.” This ravine or valley is just outside of Jerusalem to the southwest. No wonder he felt overwhelmed. The treasured child that Hannah had was Samuel, the priest who would later anoint David as king. Standing at the place considered, by the Greeks, to be. And he took it down and wrapped it in a linen cloth, and laid Him in a tomb cut into the rock, where no one had ever lain. Ethan was direct: Who, living, does not face death? Therefore, a word that is commonly translated as “hell” in the New Testament, gehenna does not in fact refer to a place of burning torture or torment in the afterlife. Is it too slight a thing for you to try the patience of men, that you will try the patience of my God as well? PART 26 - Michael Penfold preaches on the difference between "hell" (hades) and the "lake of fire" (gehenna). You will not be united with them in burial, because you have ruined your country, you have slain your people. In a hotbed of human depravity, a place that all God-following Jews avoided at every cost, Peter stood up and declared the divinity of Yeshua. Couldn’t God go anywhere, if He pleased? ; but You, O YHWH—how long? In the New Testament the concept of Sheol gets translated into English as “Hell”, but Yeshua used two different Greek words (for the English “Hell”): Hades and Gehenna. If each time the word Gehenna is used it is replaced by “Garbage dump”, a whole different understanding of what is being said comes into view. If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life crippled, than, having your two hands, to go, , into the unquenchable fire, (where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched). Then Jonah prayed to YHWH his God from the stomach of the fish, and he said, “I called out of my distress to YHWH, and He answered me. O YHWH, the God of my salvation, I have cried out by day and in the night before You. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The overwhelming scourge will not reach us when it passes by, for we have made falsehood our refuge and we have concealed ourselves with deception.”, Therefore thus says the Lord YHWH, “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a tested stone, a costly cornerstone for the foundation, firmly placed. If I look for Sheol as my home, I make my bed in the darkness; if I call to the pit, ‘You are my father’; to the worm, ‘my mother and my sister’. Hell - Norse, the realm of the Dead, ruled over by Hela, daughter of Loki, a place of cold. It was deplorable to God, and so he renamed the place. . “How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning [shining one], son of the dawn! The only place outside of … Sheol is the Hebrew word translated Hades (which is a transliteration from Greek). Job addressed this: “Remember that my life is but breath; my eye will not again see good. Therefore, behold, days are coming,” declares YHWH, “when it will no longer be called Topheth, or the valley of the son of Hinnom  [w-gei ben-hinnom], but the valley of the Slaughter; for they will bury in Topheth because there is no other place. With a careful study of the text, you come to realize that Yeshua used this word, instead of Hades, to make a specific point. I will extol You, O YHWH, for You have lifted me up, and have not let my enemies rejoice over me. And it makes a big difference if the Bible is talking about one or the other. O YHWH my God, I cried to You for help, and, . How far away from life would you have to be for even your Mom to forget you? “Men of Israel, listen to these words: Jesus the Nazarene, a man attested to you by God with miracles and wonders and signs which God performed through Him in your midst, just as you yourselves know— this Man, delivered over by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God. After that pivitol moment, Yeshua was ready to declare His mission… He would be killed, but He would not be bound by Sheol. The, for the birds of the sky and for the beasts of the earth; and no one will frighten them away. This word shows up twelve times in the New Testament (B’rit Chadashah) in four books: Matthew, Mark, Luke and James. How could God save David from the grave? , putting an end to the agony of death, since it was impossible for Him to be held in its power. The Hinnom Valley in Jerusalem is basically a deep, fine narrow valley on the south end of Jerusalem. Jesus used this word ten times as recorded in the New Testament. The other, a place of comfort called Abraham’s Boso… If these men die the death of all men or if they suffer the fate of all men, then, , the ground that was under them split open; and, , and their households, and all the men who belonged to Korah with their possessions. In the New Testament, Abaddon (Apollyon in Greek) was the name of the king of the bottomless, smoky, pit, also known as the angel of the abyss, from John’s Revelation (9:11). The Anointed One became the Living One, and He was found nowhere amongst the dead. Scripture passages in which Gehenna is used should be distinguished from those using Hades, which refers to a place of temporary torment that we might refer to as the immediate, or present, Hell. Sheol is not hell… at least not in the sense of our present cultural interpretation of the place, (a place of eternal suffering  and damnation, with fire and brimstone and torment). "Gehenna" is said to be a "fire that shall never be quenched". ? If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life crippled, than, having your two hands, to go into hell [ten geennan], into the unquenchable fire, (where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched). Like Sheol, the underworld was in the great depths of the earth, but unlike Sheol it had many rivers all describing sentiments of destruction: hatred, pain, forgetfulness, fire and wailing. “Remember me!” said Job; “Remember what my life span is!” said Ethan. What I see being said in Matthew 5, is the comparison of one part of the fleshly body being corrupted, to that of the whole of the body being corrupted; this can be likened to an infection … In the New Testament the concept of Sheol gets translated into English as “Hell”, but Yeshua used two different Greek words (for the English “Hell”): Hades and Gehenna. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. As water evaporates from the sea, and a river becomes parched and dried up. They couldn’t be more different: one is spiritual, the other physical; one is temporary, the other eternal. Sheol was a place of darkness; it was a pit with worms, where we all eventually would go, down into the dust. Yeshua was making a startling claim… and the Pharisees would get it. O YHWH, why do You reject my soul? In Hebrew Immanuel means “God with us” and He would be with us from the depths of Sheol to the heights of Heaven. Will it go down with me to Sheol? Meaning of the word “Gehenna” Gehenna means valley of Hinnom. The Hinnom Valley in Jerusalem is basically a deep, fine narrow valley on the south end of Jerusalem. In a hotbed of human depravity, a place that all God-following Jews avoided at every cost, Peter stood up and declared the divinity of Yeshua. And who regards my hope? He thanked God for saving him from going to the pit of nothingness: Isaiah 38:9-11, 17-19a (Hezekiah’s prayer). In the sermon he quoted a Psalm of David (. . Hades, to those living within Greek culture (as the early Messiah followers were), was the god … Like Jonah, we must cry out to God before Sheol takes us and we lose out on the promise that one day, when our time on earth is done, we will meet YHWH face to face. It was the preparation day, and the Sabbath was about to begin. And so, because he was a prophet and knew that God had sworn to him with an oath to seat one of his descendants on His throne, he looked ahead and spoke of the resurrection of the Messiah that He was neither to abandon to Hades, nor did His flesh suffer decay. Paul, despite referring to Hades numerous times, never uses the word “Gehenna” in all his letters which were addressed to Greek-speaking Gentiles. 3. – Hebrew Word Lessons, Massa: The BURDEN of Bad News – Hebrew Word Lessons, Yom ha-sh’lishi: The THIRD DAY – Hebrew Word Lessons. To Heman, Sheol was a grave of forgetfulness, a dark pit where souls were rejected and cut off from YHWH, unable to see His face, and remembered no more. What is hell? For official apologetics resources please visit. Today our culture seems to accept the fate of the grave and the finality of death. Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. . Thus, “hell” is an appropriate translation of “Hades.” Since “Gehenna” is Hebrew and “Hades” is Greek, it would make sense for the Greek-influenced Hebrews of the New Testament to use the two words interchangeably in referring to hell. Whatever your thoughts of hell may be, the hope that believers should hold onto is this: We go to the grave, but it won’t hold us down. Yeshua, the Messiah, would go to Sheol but He would not be abandoned there to rot. That may sound strange, but by the time you’re finished reading this posting I hope you end up feeling the same way. They will all respond and say to you, ‘Even, . Although being swallowed by a fish was equivalent to going to the grave… (who comes back from that?! Everyone dies. Hades is a temporary place of the dead where only their souls exist. Shall we together go down into the dust?”. Gehenna = Hinnom = the valley on the south side of Jerusalem where Molech worship took place, which involved child sacrifice. This topic was automatically closed 14 days after the last reply. Where can I go from Your Spirit? Selah. He will not return again to his house, nor will his place know him anymore.”. ( Log Out /  And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, of the Lord Jesus. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He was asking His disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”, did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. Jesus’ comment would seem to suggest that hell may be somewhere within Hades. For Your lovingkindness toward me is great, and You have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol. ... A minority of Christians read this to mean that neither Hades nor Gehenna are eternal but refer to the ultimate destruction of the wicked in the Lake of Fire in a consuming fire after resurrection. I cried for help from the depth of Sheol; You heard my voice. The dead bodies of this people will be food for the birds of the sky and for the beasts of the earth; and no one will frighten them away. Gehenna is a Greek word used in the New Testament that referred to the Valley of Hinnom, an actual valley outside of Jerusalem known as a burning rubbish pile. Who can escape the grave? So I said, ‘I have been expelled from Your sight. YHWH had granted Hannah her deepest desire… to become a mother. After Yeshua was raised up onto the cross, He came down and was buried in the grave… but Sheol could not hold Him down. For David says of Him, ‘I saw YHWH always in my presence; for He is at my right hand, so that I will not be shaken. for the foundation, firmly placed. And he said, “Surely I will go down to Sheol in mourning for my son.” So his father wept for him. Learn how your comment data is processed. They looked on the corpses (not bodies being tortured, just lifeless bodies) and it was unacceptable in their sight. He keeps the feet of His godly ones, but the wicked ones are silenced in darkness; for not by might shall a man prevail.”. Hades vs. gehenna. The religion of Persia at the time was Zoroastrianism, which had a profound effect on Judaism (and therefore Christianity). It should also be noted that Heman mentioned. to the earth, you who have weakened the nations! But YHWH kept every promise He made, and He promised Salvation. Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, In most instances when Yeshua talked about Hell,  the Greek word. ”. The word hell does not appear in the Greek New Testament; instead one of three words is used: the Greek words Tartarus or Hades, or the Hebrew word Gehinnom. Prior to the NT, Hades was simply the realm of the dead. For David says of Him, ‘I saw YHWH always in my presence; for He is at my right hand, so that I will not be shaken. Hades is a Greek term used in the New Testament as a rough equivalent to the Hebrew word sheol and also describes the grave or location of the dead. If we all go to the grave, what does Salvation do for us? The word Gehenna, “Hell” occurs twelve times in the New Testament. 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