The Ground: הָ֣אֲדָמָ֔ה – adamah

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

(Genesis 3:23) KJV

This post is part of the WHY? daily devotional for March

Levels of Hell

LevelGrave (sheol)Earth (erets)World (tebel)
Crustsheoleretstebel
Mantlemibbeten sheol
tavek sheol
tachti erets
erets tachti
mowcadah tebel
Great Gulfbad sheolerets beriach
matsuq erets
mayim tachath erets
Coresheol tachtimowcadar erets

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

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