Sheol

noun
She·​ol | \ shē-ˈōl How to pronounce Sheol (audio) , ˈshē-ˌōl How to pronounce Sheol (audio) \

Definition of Sheol

: the abode of the dead in early Hebrew thought

First Known Use of Sheol

1597, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Sheol

Hebrew Shĕ'ōl

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“Sheol.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sheol. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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