I believe there are a few references to Sheol
, the Afterlife, in the Old Testament. But if I recall correctly, it's much more akin to the Greek idea of an afterlife - one big place with different sections for different kinds of people - than the clearly separated Heaven and Hell we know today. When the Bible was originally translated from Hebrew to Greek, the word Hades
That's not the only way of understanding it, though - it can also be read to mean "grave", amongst other things, I think. But it's usually referred to as a place, and sometimes personified, so it's not likely to be merely a literal word for grave.
RACHE wrote:As a Christian I got no beef with Science. Science and the Bible are not enemies
don't seem to share your viewpoint.
(That's not a dig at Christianity, it's a dig at morons