Word Study on Hell

4. Look each passage up for context

Look up each passage chronologically and determine the meaning of the word in each context.

These are just the references that refer to Sheol
Gen 37:35
And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted; and he said, For I will go down into the grave[H7585] unto my son mourning. Thus his father wept for him.
Spiritual place where Joseph will see his son
Num 16:30
But if the LORD make a new thing, and the earth open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that [appertain] unto them, and they go down quick into the pit;[H7585] then ye shall understand that these men have provoked the LORD.
Earthquake used for judgement
Deu 32:22
For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell,[H7585] and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.
There are no rows in this table

Context after examining the verses
A temporary place where disembodied spirits go.
The physical body will return to being as the dust of the earth but the spirit continues on in Sheol.
It is also a place of torture and torment for the unrighteous.
It is a temporary abode for the righteous.

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