Sheol: The Old Testament Consensus (Part 2)

Click here to read "Sheol: The Old Testament Consensus (Part 1)." Sheol Is Silent A stark contrast the Old Testament presents when comparing Sheol to heaven is the activity it describes to each place. Heaven and earth are places where God is praised continually.[1] But, when the soul reaches Sheol, that praise stops abruptly. David prays [...]

Sheol: The Old Testament Consensus (Part 1)

There were 400 silent years – a gap between the closing of the Old Testament prophets and the writing of the New Testament. During this time, the doctrine of the intermediate state (that state between death and the resurrection) underwent a sort of evolution. Jews became immersed in pagan communities which held to the doctrine [...]