Sheol

Sheol

[shee-ohl]
noun (in hebrew theology)
1.
the abode of the dead or of departed spirits.
2.
(lowercase) hell.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Hebrew shəʾōl

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Sheol (ˈʃiːəʊl, -ɒl)
 
n
1.  the abode of the dead
2.  (often not capital) hell
 
[C16: from Hebrew shĕ'ōl]

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Sheol
1599, from Heb., lit. "the underworld, Hades," of unknown origin. Used in R.V. in place of Hell in many passages.
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Sheol definition


(Heb., "the all-demanding world" = Gr. Hades, "the unknown region"), the invisible world of departed souls. (See HELL.)

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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