9040 grave, the
An OT synonym for death, the natural, inevitable human destiny, though not without hope for the righteous.
The grave as a place of burial
The grave representing natural death
Ge 37:35; Ps 88:3 See also Ge 42:38; Ge 44:29; 2Sa 22:5-6; 1Ki 2:6,9; Job 3:21-22; Job 5:26; Job 10:19; Job 17:1; Ps 30:3; Ps 89:48; Pr 5:5; Pr 9:18; Pr 15:24; Pr 30:16; Isa 28:15,18; Jer 20:17; Hab 2:5
The grave as judgment
The grave represented only hopelessness and oblivion before Jesus Christ’s resurrection
The OT hope of redemption from the grave anticipated the gospel message