Have you ever thought about it? Have you ever wanted to know about it? HELL, a concept shared in Christianity only by the main stream Christian. A concept that only showed up in writings as a metaphor and or translated into our language because of concepts from the catholic and pagans once again combining themselves. Words like Tartarus used in peter( only found in greek mythology) and Hell come from a thought or concept created by the pagans and Greek gods worships of the Catholic Church to add more meaning to death. The same catholic church that is the only religious group that makes you study about false gods(greek and roman gods)as part of your teaching to become one of them. But ironically the Jews in the Old Testament were never told by God that there was ever a place called Hell. In fact this is what takes place to all who die according to Ecclesiastes.
“Ecclesiastes 12:7 “Then shall the dust return to
the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return
unto God who gave it.”
Hell isn’t even found in the Old Testament. What most try to use is the words Sheol but even here in the same book it only refers to Sheol as a state of death in which no activity exist. And is not even related to the same thing. One is “suppose” to be a firing place of pain and suffering and the other is just a “holding place” as is commonly said today. They mean two different things so with that in mind Hell isn’t mentioned until the Greek and Roman influences in the New Testament.
Ecclesiastes 9:10 states: “There is no work nor devising nor knowledge nor wisdom in Sheol, the place to which you are going.”
So again its not a real place but used to describe the grave or death. So you remain sleep until God calls you. You would have thought that in the Old Testament where most of the authorized killing was taking place by God or his people that someone might have used the term “Hell” period or at least describe it as a real place and not metaphorically.
I was really shocked that not even Jews today believe in a hell so again this concept wasn’t created by Jehovah witness but merely adapted by them as fact when you look into all the scriptures. In the New Testament we have accounts of the word Hell and every single time it being used in a parable or in substitution of death. There is a lot more to this and other examples but if you look at them yourself you begin to see the connection(not yet ready to say for sure but the evidence is there). It’s always used symbolically to describe death or the grave in which you lay until God calls you up. And once you see your spirit being what it is …a life spark or energy granted by God and the soul as as anything that has breath you start to get the views of Jews(Gods original chosen people) and Jehovah wittinesses.