The Myth of the Burning Garbage Dump of Gehenna

| April 7, 2011

That’s the title of this worthwhile post from Todd Bolen. Nice work. Technorati Tags: Gehenna, hades, hell, New Testament, Old Testament, Sheol, Tophet, tophetim

Sheol: The OT “Bad Place”?

| September 6, 2009

In the last post I sketched out how the OT does indeed contain the idea of some sort of afterlife with God beyond and external to Sheol for the righteous. In this post, we’ll look at the unrighteous who are left in Sheol. Does the OT have any sort of view of the afterlife for […]

Sheol: Does the OT Have a Concept of Eternal Bliss or Heaven?

| September 3, 2009

Good to be back blogging on the NB. I lost my laptop for a week and posting was spotty. But thanks the Geek Squad at BestBuy, I’m back in business. By now you’ve had plenty of time to read through the file I posted with all the occurrences of Sheol. †You should have noticed that, […]

Returning to Sheol

| August 24, 2009

I’ve been getting asked about Sheol and the afterlife a lot recently, so I thought I’d return briefly to the topic. (I had blogged about this in relation to ghosts in the OT). †Specifically, here is the question: †does the OT contain the idea of either a blissful afterlife or eternal punishment — as opposed […]

Discerning the Dead, Part 3

| June 10, 2008

We’re at the point now in our intermittent forays into the biblical realm of the dead to flesh out (again, pardon the pun) who’s who in the Underworld. I noted at the start that I wanted to start with the term metim to see if that term spoke of the human dead, as opposed to […]