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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 9540 Sheol
9540 Sheol

9540 Sheol

A Hebrew term used to refer to the grave, the pit or the tomb. Some older translations have the term incorrectly translated as “hell”.

Sheol is the destiny of all

Ps 89:48 See also Ge 37:35; Ge 44:29; 1Ki 2:9; Ps 18:5; Ps 107:20; Pr 1:12; Pr 30:16; Eze 31:15-17; Jnh 2:2

Sheol is often described in terms suggesting a grave

Ps 88:11-12 See also Job 3:13-19; Job 7:9; Job 17:13-16; Ps 6:5; Ecc 9:10; Isa 14:9-11; Isa 38:18

To go to Sheol was regarded as a punishment

Nu 16:33 See also 1Sa 2:6; Job 24:19; Ps 9:17; Ps 31:17; Ps 49:14; Ps 55:15; Isa 14:15

There is hope even in Sheol

Job 14:13; Ps 16:10 See also Ps 30:3; Ps 49:15; Ps 86:13

See also

4257pit
9020death
9040grave, the
9050tombs
9110after-life
9510hell
9530Hades

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