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Sheol

[shee-ohl] /ˈʃi oʊl/
noun, (in Hebrew theology)
1.
the abode of the dead or of departed spirits.
2.
(lowercase) hell.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Hebrew shəʾōl
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Sheol

/ˈʃiːəʊl; -ɒl/
noun (Old Testament)
1.
the abode of the dead
2.
(often not capital) hell
Word Origin
C16: from Hebrew shĕ'ōl
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Word Origin and History for Sheol
n.

1590s, from Hebrew, literally "the underworld, Hades," of unknown origin. Used in R.V. in place of Hell in many passages.

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Sheol in the Bible

(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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