In Greek mythology, the realm of the dead. In LXX, the word “Hades” is used to translate several Hebrew words, including “Sheol” (Gen 7:35). In the NT, written in Greek, the word “Hades” is also used to refer to the abode of the dead (Acts 2:27; Acts 2:31). A different word (“Gehenna”) is commonly used in the NT to designate the place where sinners will be punished after death (Matt 5:22). In one passage, however, Hades is presented as a place of torment (Luke 16:23).
27For you will not abandon my soul to Hades,
or let your Holy One experience corruption.
31Foreseeing this, David spoke of the resurrection of the Messiah, saying,
‘He was not abandoned to Hades,
nor did his flesh experience corruption.’
22But I say to you that if you are angry with a brother or sister, you will be liable to judgment; and if you insult a brother or sister, you will be liable to ... View more
23In Hades, where he was being tormented, he looked up and saw Abraham far away with Lazarus by his side.