Old Testament

The Pentateuch

What was Sheol?

At that time, there was no concept of heaven. When people died, it was believed they went to Sheol, the underworld. Sheol was a dim, shadowy place—not a place for rejoicing. So Jacob reuniting with Joseph there was not a happy prospect.


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