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We know that the Hebrew word "Sheol" is the same as the Greek word "Hades." One way to know this is to look at Acts 2:29-32, where the apostle Peter quotes from the book of Psalms:

"Brethren, I may confidently say to you regarding the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. And so, because he was a prophet, and knew that God had sworn to him with an oath to seat one of his descendants upon his throne, he looked ahead and spoke of the resurrection of the Christ, that He was neither abandoned to Hades, nor did His flesh suffer decay. This Jesus God raised up again, to which we are all witnesses." Acts 2:29-32 (NAS)

The actual passage in Psalm 16:10 says:

"For Thou wilt not abandon my soul to Sheol; neither wilt Thou allow Thy Holy One to undergo decay." Psalm 16:10 (NAS)

Why is this important?

There are many references made in the Book of Revelation to Sheol or Hades (the place of the dead) and Abaddon (the destroyer).  Understanding the meanings of these words in scriptures will be very important as you begin your study of the Revelation.

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