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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Does anyone ever get out of the Bible hell?

Yes. But it first would be beneficial to understand what "Hell" in the Bible really means.

The word "hell" is found in many Bible translations. In the same verses other translations read "the grave," "the world of the dead," and so forth. Other Bibles simply transliterate the original-language words that are sometimes rendered "hell"; that is, they express them with the letters of our alphabet but leave the words untranslated. Those words are the Hebrew she'ohl´ and its Greek equivalent hai´des, which refer, not to an individual burial place, but to the COMMON GRAVE OF DEAD MANKIND. (For more, see: "Why is the word "Hell" an unsatisfactory translation of the original Hebrew and Greek Bible words "She´ohl" and "Hai´des"?")

With this in mind, note what Rev. 20:13, 14 in the King James Version says concerning the question of souls getting out of "hell" (the common grave of dead mankind):

"The sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire." (So the dead will be delivered from hell. Notice also that hell is not the same as the lake of fire but will be CAST INTO the lake of fire which symbolizes eternal destruction.)

Jesus was even spoken of as having been in "hell" or the grave and yet he was raised up from the dead:

Acts 2:25-27, KJ: "David speaketh concerning him [Jesus Christ], . . . Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption."

For more, see:
What is Hell as mentioned in the Bible?

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