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 (shē′ōl′, shē-ōl′)
The abode of the dead in the Bible.

[Hebrew šə'ôl.]
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(ˈʃiːəʊl; -ɒl)
1. (Bible) the abode of the dead
2. (Bible) (often not capital) hell
[C16: from Hebrew shĕ'ōl]
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(ˈʃi oʊl)

n. Hebrew Theol.
1. the abode of the dead or of departed spirits.
2. (l.c.) hell.
[1590–1600; < Hebrew shə'ōl]
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References in classic literature ?
Of course these iron dudes of the Round Table would think it was scandalous, and maybe raise Sheol about it, but as for me, give me comfort first, and style after- wards.
"I see no other way, Ja," I said, "though I can assure you that I would rather go to Sheol after Perry than to Phutra.
Ja asked me what Sheol was, and when I explained, as best I could, he said, "You are speaking of Molop Az, the flaming sea upon which Pellucidar floats.
The word 'hell' in this verse is the Greek word for grave, the Hebrew word is 'SHEOL' the world or place of the dead (as if subterranean retreat) include its accessories and inmates: 'the coffin and clothe wrappings' it is translated in your bible as grave, hell, pit.
The book's epigraph is taken from 1 Samuel: "He brings down to Sheol, and raises up." That quote must make us turn to one of the best-known descriptions of conversion in the English literature of the past century, G.
For YHWH is a god ['el] of knowledge, a god ['el] who balances his actions; The bows of the mighty are broken, but the feeble gird on strength; Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread, but those who were hungry cease forever[?]; The barren has borne seven, but she who has many children is bereaved; YHWH causes to die and brings to life, he brings down to Sheol and raises up; YHWH makes poor and makes rich, he makes low, he also exalts; He raises up the poor from the dust, he lifts the needy from the ash heap, To make them sit with princes and inherit a seat of honor.
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going.
"Sheol an Iolaire/The Iolaire Sailed" has become a powerful symbol of the commemoration events.
The early Jews had Sheol, the Egyptians Amenti, and the Greeks Hades.
If he plunges down to Sheol, the dwelling place of the dead, God is there.
After this physical death, we will go to Sheol, a Hebrew word meaning 'the abode of the dead,' and await Judgment Day, at which time the judgment we receive will determine the fate of our souls: holy redemption or eternal damnation.
The Bible refers often to Sheol, the place of the dead, but this miserable place was not reserved for notorious sinners or wrongdoers.