Sheol


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Sheol:

see hellhell,
in Western monotheistic religions, eternal abode of souls damned by the judgment of God. The souls in hell are deprived forever of the sight of God. The punishment of hell is generally analogized to earthly fire.
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Sheol

(or Tophet) gloomy place of departed, unhappy souls. [Judaism: NCE, 1219]
See: Hell

Sheol

abode of the dead. [Hebrew Theology: Brewer Dictionary, 499]
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Sheol

Old Testament
1. the abode of the dead
2. hell
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According to The Song of Songs, love is fierce as death, passion is mighty as Sheol; its darts are darts of fire (reshafeha rishpei esh), a blazing flame (Song of Songs 8:6).
Fields would say, "M'boy, you're a long way away from Scheol." Where the devil is Sheol, anyway?
If I ascend to heaven, you are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there.
Alli se narra el relato que Carino y Leucio, dos supuestos hijos del anciano Simeon, resucitados en el momento de la muerte del Senor (13), hacen sobre como fue el descenso de Cristo al sheol (14).
Y compris ceux qui parlent des peuples africains (Fils de Sheol, son dernier roman), des aborigenes (L'enfant du peuple ancien) les Andalous ([euro][sup.3] Maria)- Avec une fierte apparente, il brandit sa [beaucoup moins que] multiplicite [beaucoup plus grand que] litteraire tel un etendard.
THE Greeks interpreted the location as Hades, the Babylonians knew it as Aralu, the Hebrews call the infernal region Sheol, and the Hindus describe the place as Narakat.
The Old Testament has only one word for hell and death, the word sheol; it regards them as ultimately identical.
By not only financially supporting a Talmudic scholar but also proffering his daughter to him, Asriel cam attain protection for his soul that might otherwise be "left utterly exposed to the flames of Sheol [the underworld]" (24).
Anticipating the later work of Leupold Scharnschlager and Pilgram Marpeck, Hubmaier held that the Old Testament patriarchs lived in Sheol in hope of salvation by Christ, who would descend to save them as affirmed in the Apostles' Creed.