noun (in Hebrew theology)
Origin of Sheol
Examples from the Web for sheol
It here strengthens the expression of confidence, and points to God as alone able to deliver His servant from the "hand of Sheol."The Expositor's Bible: The Psalms, Vol. 2|Alexander Maclaren
They not only appear to the living in dreams, but their shades can be raised up from Sheol.
Again, in chapter xiv., the possibility of redemption from Sheol gladdened him for a little.
In the later portions of the Old Testament, the use of Sheol is also avoided.
From Sheol, the under-world, Job points to the northern heavens ablaze with stars.
British Dictionary definitions for sheol
noun Old Testament
Word Origin for Sheol
Word Origin and History for sheol
1590s, from Hebrew, literally "the underworld, Hades," of unknown origin. Used in R.V. in place of Hell in many passages.