Monday, May 26, 2014
memorial day USA…!
Memorial Day USA
gehena place of the dead, sheol, hades
bible old testament
Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the men and women who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The holiday, which is celebrated every year on the last Monday of May.
She’ol (/ˈʃiːoʊl/ SHEE-ohl or /ˈʃiːəl/ SHEE-əl; Hebrew שְׁאוֹל Šʾôl), translated as “grave”, “pit”, or “abode of the dead”, is the underworld of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible. It is a place of darkness to which all the dead go, both the righteous and the unrighteous, regardless of the moral choices made in life, a place of stillness and darkness cut off from God.
The inhabitants of Sheol were the “shades” (rephaim), entities without personality or strength. Under some circumstances they could be contacted by the living, as the Witch of Endor contacts the shade of Samuel for Saul, but such practices are forbidden (Deuteronomy 18:10). While the Old Testament writings describe Sheol as the permanent place of the dead, in the Second Temple period (roughly 500 BCE-70 CE) a more diverse set of ideas developed: in some texts, Sheol is the home of both the righteous and the wicked, separated into respective compartments; in others, it was a place of punishment, meant for the wicked dead alone. When the Hebrew scriptures were translated into Greek in ancient Alexandria around 200 BC the word “Hades” (the Greek underworld) was substituted for Sheol, and this is reflected in the New Testament where Hades is both the underworld of the dead and the personification of the evil it represents.
“In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return” (Genesis 3:19).
“All go unto one place; All are of the dust, and all turn to dust again” (Eccl. 3:20).
“Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was; and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it” (Eccl. 12:7).
“For He knoweth our frame; He remembereth that we are dust” (Psalm 103:14).
“Thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust” (Psalm 104:29).
In Daniel 12:2 the dead are described as those who “sleep in the dust.”
The O.T. Hebrew word for the place where the dead go is Sheol; the N.T. Greek word is Hades.
Genesis 37:35–Jacob said, “For I will go down into the grave (Sheol) unto my son mourning.”
Luke 16:22-23–“The rich man also died, and was buried, and in hell (Hades) he lift up his eyes, being in torments.”
Psalm 16:10–“For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell (Sheol); neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.”
Psalm 16:10 is also quoted in the New Testament, in Acts 2:27–“Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell (Hades), neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.” These two passages (Psalm 16:10 and Acts 2:27) demonstrate that the Old Testament term “Sheol” is equivalent to the New Testament term “Hades.”
The Lord’s body went into Joseph’s tomb (Matthew 27:59-60) but His soul went to Sheol/Hades: Acts 2:27–“Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell (Hades), neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.” The body of Christ was in the grave, but God did not allow it to see corruption. The soul of Christ went to Hades but He was there only briefly. In Acts 2:31 Peter gives further explanation: “He (David) seeing this before, spake of the resurrection of Christ, that His soul was not left in hell (Hades), neither his flesh did see corruption.” Christ’s soul was in Sheol/Hades between His death and resurrection. The place where Christ’s soul went between His death and resurrection is also called paradise (Luke 23:43). Christ promised the thief on the cross that on that very day that he would be with Him in paradise. It is obvious that the thief on the cross was not with Christ in Joseph’s tomb, but he was with Him in paradise (Sheol/Hades).
gehena (valley of hinnom), place of the dead, sheol, hades
bible old testament
in pure logic, the only place i need to tell a child or anybody, where the dead go to sleep or whatever, is exactly that: the place of the dead, where they go after this life …! to no be too crude and say additionally, that is if they go anywhere, or better that i hope we do go to some place after death, but it cannot be hell [anglo saxon word] or the lake of fire eternally, as this is too extreme, draconian, orwellian and does not comply with pure logic justice, nor cause and effect, or anything else…!
although Jesus said he would be in paradise, it is expressed that his soul would not be left in hades/sheol…!
though i could not trust jesus as the new bible testament based on the jew old testament, is a increase and accommodation to the belief of heaven and hell, which is more than merely the place of the dead for the soul, and the dust of the earth for the body…!
a place of punishment after death, is something not clearly explained in the old testament, and at best, the dead had a separation from each other be it good or bad…! [ https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/hell-sheol-hades-paradise-and-the-grave/ ]