Hades in Christianity

Hades is "the place or state of departed spirits"."Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church" (Oxford University Press 2005 ISBN 978-0-19-280290-3): "Hades"]

Hades in the Bible

In the Septuagint (the ancient translation of the Old Testament into Greek), the Greek term "ᾅδης" (Hades) is used to translate the Hebrew term "שׁאול" (Sheol) in, for example, as "οὐκ ἐγκαταλείψεις τὴν ψυχήν μου εἰς ᾅδου" (you will not abandon my soul to "Hades").

In the textus receptus version of the New Testament, on which the English King James Version is based, the word "ᾅδης" (Hades), appears 11 times; [http://cf.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=G86&t=kjv Blue Letter Bible. "Dictionary and Word Search for hadēs (Strong's 86)"] ] but critical editions of the text of ] described as a state of comfort. [, ; " (kolasis – literally, "punishment"; cf. , which speaks of "everlasting "kolasis") to refer to what nowadays is usually meant by "hell" in English.


External links

* [http://kencrump.org/encyc/H/hades.htm The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia: Hades]
* [http://www.religioustolerance.org/aft_bibl2.htm The afterlife: Bible references & beliefs of Americans]
* [http://www2.biglobe.ne.jp/~remnant/hades.htm Hades is Not Hell]

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