Kxmode wrote on Dec 19, 2019, 13:39:RedEye9 wrote on Dec 19, 2019, 09:43:Prez wrote on Dec 19, 2019, 07:47:There isn't and they aren't.
I hope all these Bible-thumpers are right about there being a Hell.
The Hebrew language is multi-layered with words that can mean very different things depending on the use, just like English. The imagery of a word like "hell" as understood today doesn't align with the Hebrew words Sheol and shaal (or shaul). The Bible translators have incorrectly homogenized these two. Sheol is a metaphor meaning "house of the dead." That is another way to say "the common grave of humanity." Shaal means "ask; request," which describes death as a person or a thing that "always asks or craves more." In either case of Sheol or shaal, the meaning is typically the same. Ecclesiastes 9:5, 10, "The living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing at all . . . Whatever your hand does, do it with all your might. For there is no work or planning or knowledge or wisdom in the Grave [shaul], that where you are going." (Here's a screenshot of verse 10 in the original Hebrew translating shaul into "Unseen".)
Death is an enemy of life and the polar opposite of it. When someone dies, they do not go to a place of eternal torment, or heaven, or get reincarnated or anything else. Death is oblivion.