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There is no “hell” in the Bible

There is no “Hell” in the Bible, in the original oldest copies of the scrolls and codices. The words in Hebrew Old Testament are Sheol and Hades, which both mean where you go when you are dead: the Grave, not a place of torture.

The Gate of Hell
Gustave Dore

In the New Testament, the image of the “burning pit” comes from a translation of γέεννα or géenna (a transliteration of the Hebrew term, Gêhinnōm, “the valley of Hinnom”) or “Gehenna of fire” where dead animals of the city were cast out and burned.

In Rabbinic literature, Gehenna is also a destination of the wicked:–

The place where children were sacrificed to the god Moloch was originally in the “valley of the son of Hinnom,” to the south of Jerusalem (Josh. xv. 8, passim; II Kings xxiii. 10; Jer. ii. 23; vii. 31-32; xix. 6, 13-14). For this reason the valley was deemed to be accursed, and “Gehenna” therefore soon became a figurative equivalent for “hell.”

Hel (Old Norse: [ˈhel]) is a female being in Norse mythology who is said to preside over an underworld realm of the same name, where she receives a portion of the dead Gehinnom is different from the more neutral Sheol/Hades, the abode of the dead, although the King James Version of the Bible misleadingly translates both with the Anglo-Saxon word hell.

The modern English word hell is derived from Old English helhelle (first attested around 725 AD to refer to a nether world of the dead). It is also the name of the Norse Goddess, Hel.

Hel (Old Norse[ˈhel]) is a female being in Norse mythology who is said to preside over an underworld realm of the same name, where she receives a portion of the dead

Will SATAN Be Punished Forever?

Revelation 20:10 — And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

Do we really think YEHOVAH God was so short-sighted that He did not realize from the beginning that even a spirit being could go astray and break His commandments and become incredibly rebellious and wicked?

YEHOVAH knew from the moment He made the angels free moral agents, that they could decide to rebellion against Him. Therefore it stands to reason that He would have made provision from the beginning for the possibility of rebellion among any or some of His created angels”

Aeonian Fire

Yeshua said in a parable about the wicked, that he will one day say to them, “Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the DEVIL AND HIS ANGELS” (Matt. 25:41). Here the final fate of the rebellious angels is described. But what is “eternal fire”?

The word “eternal” here is the Greek “aeonian” and means “age-lasting.” It is the same word used in Jude where the apostle writes that Sodom and Gomorrah, which were destroyed in a fiery destruction, “suffered the vengeance of eternal [aeonian] fire” (Jude 6).

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