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CruciFiction's Avatar Jump to comment 7 by CruciFiction

Jenin,

The word "Hell" (as we all understand it today) does not appear in the Old Testament. However, the Hebrew word "Sheol" in the OT is translated in some places as Hell. But this was not a place of eternal punishment and torment -- that Hell came only with the "love" of Jesus in the NT.

Sheol, in the OT was simply described as the grave, or the place where dead people (souls) go.

But please, where has Hitchens gotten facts wrong (pertaining to religion)?

Mon, 09 Jul 2007 19:41:00 UTC | #51912