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A quick study of the Hebrew/Greek words translated into the English "Hell", along with the verses in which these words are found, will reveal some startling truths...


HOW DID FOUR WORDS GET TRANSLATED INTO ONE WORD?

The English word hell is translated from FOUR words:


From the Hebrew [Old Testament]:

SHEOLtranslated grave 31 times, hell 31 times, pit 3 times; for a total of 65 times.


From the Greek [New Testament]:

HADEStranslated hell 10 times, grave 1 time; for a total of 11 times.

TARTAROOtranslated hell the 1 time it is found.

GEHENNAtranslated hell all 12 times it is found.


***Numbers based on King James Version. Numbers differ in other Bible Translations***


COMPARISON OF DEFINITIONS


1. SHEOL vs. HELL

Strongs Definition of SHEOL [#H7585]

From H7592; hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranean retreat), including its accessories and inmates

The American Heritage Collegiate Dictionary--HELL

The abode of condemned souls and devils... the place of eternal punishment for the wicked after death, presided over by Satan a state of separation from God a place of evil, misery, discord, or destruction torment, anguish.

Notice: Sheol is defined as the Greek Hadesmeaning they are the same thing. Nothing mentioned in Sheol definition of devils or Satan or punishment or God or separation from God or evil, misery," etc.


2. HADES vs. HELL

Strongs Definition of HADES [#G86]

From G1 (as a negative particle) and G1492; properly unseen, that is, Hades or the place (state) of departed souls

The American Heritage Collegiate Dictionary--HELL

The abode of condemned souls and devils... the place of eternal punishment for the wicked after death, presided over by Satan a state of separation from God a place of evil, misery, discord, or destruction torment, anguish.

Notice: No mention of devils or Satan or punishment or God or separation from God or evil, misery, etc. in definition of Hades.


3. GEHENNA vs. HELL

Strongs Definition of GEHENNA [#G1067]

Of Hebrew origin ([H1516] and [H2011]); valley of (the son of) Hinnom; gehenna (or Ge-Hinnom), a valley of Jerusalem, used (figuratively) as a name for the place (or state) of everlasting punishment

Since Gehenna is the Greek equivalent of the Hebrew Ge Hinnom, it is of extreme importance to note that Ge Hinnom is found in the Old Testament 11 times, but never once is it translated hell like its Greek equivalent, but is rather translated valley of Hinnom as it is so defined by Dr. Strong.

Here are the verses in which GE HINNOM is found:

Joshua 15:8, 18:16; II Kings 23:10; II Chronicles 28:3, 33:6; Nehemiah 11:30; Jeremiah 7:31 & 32, 19:2 & 6, 32:35

The American Heritage Collegiate Dictionary--HELL

The abode of condemned souls and devils... the place of eternal punishment for the wicked after death, presided over by Satan a state of separation from God a place of evil, misery, discord, or destruction torment, anguish.

Notice: No mention of devils or Satan or separation from God in definition of Gehenna. It is said to figuratively represent a place of everlasting punishment, BUT if this is an accurate definition of the word Gehenna, then why doesnt its Hebrew equivalent Ge Hinnom also carry this same meaning in the Hebrew Scriptures [Old Testament]?

How does a valley near Jerusalem get transformed into Eternal Hell?


4. TARTAROO

Strongs definition of TARTAROO G5020

From Tartaros (the deepest abyss of Hades); to incarcerate in eternal torment

According to Dr. Strong, Tartaroo [or Tartarus] is eternal torment. Yet, ironically, the ONLY time Tartaroo is found in the Scriptures, it actually contradicts his definition of the word:

For if God did not spare the angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell [Tartaroo] and committed them to pits of nether gloom to be kept until the judgment;

II Peter 2:4Revised Standard Version

Notice, two things: [a] no mention of humans here, only sinful angels; [b] these sinful angels here are kept until the judgment, not eternally, nor is there any mention of them being tormented.

And lets also recall that none of the given definitions for any of the words translated by the King James family of Bibles as hell mention anything about demons or Satan or separation from God.


THE SCRIPTURES CONTRADICT "HELL" DOCTRINE

We can compare Strong's and others definitions all day, but the Important part is... What saith the Scriptures? Because the Word of God is the Final Answer!


1. Sheol is not eternal separation from God.

Whither shall I go from Thy Spirit? or whither shall I flee from Thy Presence? If I ascend up into heaven, Thou art there: if I make my bed in hell [Sheol], behold, Thou art there.Psalms 139:7-8

King David said God is in Sheol [Hell].


2. Those held in Sheol and Hades will be releasedtherefore not eternal.

For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell [Sheol]; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.Psalms 16:10

This is a prophecy of Christ, but David is also speaking of himself. When David died, his soul went to Sheol. But he knew that God would not leave him there.

Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell [Hades], neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.Acts 2:27

Same verse as in Psalms; but this time speaking of Hades. Scriptural Confirmation that Sheol and Hades are identical. Both of which David shall be released from.

But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave [Sheol]: for he shall receive me. Selah.Psalms 49:15

Again David claims that God will deliver him up from Sheolthis time the KJV translators translate Sheol as grave instead of hell. Honest mistake or deliberate deception?? Imagine the impact of such a verse if it read, God will redeem my soul from the power of Hell!


3. God says He will destroy Sheol and Hadestherefore not eternal.

I will ransom them from the power of the grave [Sheol]; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave [Sheol], I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.Hosea 13:14

Here God says that not only will He ransom those who are in Sheol, but that He will also destroy Sheol itself. Since we have seen that Sheol and Hades are identical, we therefore know that Sheol/Hades shall be destroyed by God.

O death, where is thy sting? O grave [Hades], where is thy victory?I Corinthians 15:55

One intriguing fact about this verse is that its the only time that the Greek Hades is not translated as Hell. Out of the 11 times it appears in the New Testament, it is always translated hell except here... Had the translators remained consistent, this verse shouldve read:

O death, where is thy sting? O Hell, where is thy victory?

Clearly, this verse is confirmation of the previous one from Hosea. God shall destroy Sheol/Hades and therefore be victorious over it.

Again I ask: honest mistake or deliberate deception?


4. Hades is not the Judgment.

And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell [Hades] delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.Revelation 20:13

Here we have the dead being delivered out of Hades and then being judged. Another verse which proves that those in Sheol/Hades are not stuck there forever, and we also have proof that Hades is not judgment[a] those in Hades have yet to be judged. [b] those in Hades are first delivered out of it, and afterwards judged.


5. Hades is not the lake of fire or the second death.

And death and hell [Hades] were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.Revelation 20:14

This is last time Hades is mentioned in the Scriptures. It is cast into the lake of fire, aka the second death. Hades is cast into the second death. Therefore Hades is not the lake of fire nor the second death.

This verseRevelation 20:14foretells the DEATH OF HELL!!!

O death, where is thy sting? O HELL, where is thy victory?

Sorry, Hell, but the Victory goes to Our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ [Verse 57]!!!

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