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Book: The Old Testament Hebrew Scriptures in Five Minutes

Chapter: 45. Heaven, Hell, or She’ol?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.44913


In the Hebrew Bible, when one dies, having led a good or evil life, one ends up in the city of the dead, known as She’ol. It once had been the domain of the deity Mot or of the goddess She’ol, but it came to be associated exclusively with Yhwh once monolatry became the norm.

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