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Hell in the Bible

Hell in the KJV of the bible is found a total of 54 times, 31 in the O.T. & 23 in the N.T.
 
Old Testament
 
in the Old Testament Hell is used to translate the Hebrew word Sheol which is found in total 65 times, see below for all the uses.
 
 
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      31 times as “the grave”                              31 times as “hell”                                     3 times to “pit”

 Gen 37:35, 42:38, 44:29, and 44:31

1 Sam 2:6

1 Kings 2:6, 2:9

Job 7:9, 14:13, 17:13 21:13, 24:19,

Psalm 6:5, 30:3, 31:17, 49:14(twice in this verse), 49:15, 88:3, 89:48, 141:7

Proverbs 1:12, 30:16

Ecclesiastes 9:10

Song of Solomon 8:6

Isaiah 14:11, 38:10, 38:18,

Ezekiel 31:15

Hosea 13:14(twice in this verse)

 

The place of the dead (the grave).

 

Opposite to the land of the living,  a place where we all end up, the righteous and the unrighteous. It refers to “The grave” not a grave into which a body is placed

 
 Deuteronomy 32:22

2 Samuel 22:6

Job 11:8, 26:6

Psalm 9:17, 16:10, 18:5, 55:15, 86:13, 116:3, 139:8

Proverbs 5:5, 7:27, 9:18, 15:11, 15:24, 23:14, 27:20

Isaiah 5:14, 14:9, 14:15, 28:15, 28:18, 57:9

Ezekiel 31:16, 31:17, 32:21, 32:27

Amos 9:2

Jonah 2:2

Habakkuk 2:5

 Hell is the English word from the Anglo-Saxon hel, helle, helan meaning a hidden place, to hide/ conceal.

Today in the 21st century it means something very          different!

 

   Numbers 16:30, 16:33

            Job 17:16

 

Sheol is therefore related to either

“the grave” “pit” or “a hidden place”

In general terms it is the place where the dead go and as a descriptive it is hidden, beneath, pit, deep etc. 

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