Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Sheol - The book of Job

To recap, so far we have learned that Sheol is in the ground and very little more. Our examinations of the first 11 times it is mentioned have yielded "grave" as the best possible translation of this Hebrew word.

Now, we move on to the book of Job, which is a fascinating story of the nature of suffering and what we perceive as personal injustice. Sheol is mentioned 8 times in the Job alone!

Although the majority of Job is considered Hebrew poetry, we can still glean some insights on Sheol and how the Jews viewed it.

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