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Sheol

[ shee-ohl ]
/ ˈʃi oʊl /
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noun (in Hebrew theology)

the abode of the dead or of departed spirits.
(lowercase) hell.

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Origin of Sheol

First recorded in 1590–1600, Sheol is from the Hebrew word shəʾōl
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British Dictionary definitions for Sheol

Sheol
/ (ˈʃiːəʊl, -ɒl) /

noun Old Testament

the abode of the dead
(often not capital) hell

Word Origin for Sheol

C16: from Hebrew shĕ'ōl
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