The Ground – הָ֣אֲדָמָ֔ה

Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.

( Genesis 3:23 )

The Hebrews had a well developed idea of life after death. For them physical death, the grave, was a portal into a complex underworld realm. The grave is merely the beginning of what happens next.

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