Hell…it is not what the KJV tells you it is

Hell…it is not what the KJV tells you it is

by David John Husband


Is teaching children about hell akin to child abuse?

I was reading Psalm 78 this morning and this verse stood out and started a train of thought that ended up in this note:

“Nevertheless, He, the Merciful One, is forgiving of iniquity and does not destroy: frequently He withdraws His anger, not rousing His entire wrath.”

As I read  this verse came to mind ‘but Thou wilt not leave his (it’s ‘my’ too many years of listening to Handel’s Messiah) soul in hell, neither wilt Thou suffer Thine Holy One to see corruption.”

As I read that, I was prompted to begin searching out what the KJV had to say and what the TaNaK had to say.   So, out came the Strong’s Concordance and the KJV (I don’t use it anymore)  and out came the TaNak and I began to check out the references to ‘hell’ and after only checking about half a dozen and finding that none of them were anything like how they are recorded in the TaNaK, I knew it was time to do some further study and also to write a note…so here we are.

As I was raised on a diet of ‘hell fire and damnation’,  writing this will hopefully prove to be a purgative.  I was raised in the same fear of hel that my late mother was.   When she had ‘sinned’,  she was taken to the open fire in the lounge and told ‘see that…that’s ice cream in hell’.  She grew up with an overt fear of fire, and often told me that she would have nightmares about it, waking up in the middle of the night screaming after some vivid nightmare; after which she would wake her father and get him to check the house to make sure it was safe.

This horrid ‘nt’ doctrine of hell  amongst many other ‘sacred cows’ of xtianity and messyanics needs to be slain, and I do trust that this will in some way be the means of helping some people realise that these cows can be slain for they are the product of deceivers. I came back to this paragraph to add this..>> Even typing these references out I can feel the old fear, and while I now believe so differently, these ‘feelings’ serve to measure how deep  the depths really are to which the fear has been deposited and laid down over decades of false teaching.
I will quote the KJV text first.  I wrestled with this for a while and knew it was the way to go, so we you can see the error first and then the truth. In some instances the preceding verse is quoted to give the correct context of the word ‘hell’ and accordingly the TaNaK is extended to give the truest picture possible. I will highlight the word ‘hell’ in the KJV.

There are twenty eight references in the KJV  Old Testament to ‘hell’ and it is Strong’s H7585 in every usage.  It means:

שְׁאֹל שְׁאוֹל
she’ôl   she’ôl
sheh-ole’, sheh-ole’
From H7592; hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranean retreat), including its accessories and inmates: – grave, hell, pit.

As you will see, ‘hell’ is not the first choice of the translator, whereas hell, the second choice is!  Why?  To deceive, that is why.  Grave is word that is used in the TaNaK.  So, with ‘grave’ being the first choice word, why did they not use it?  To instill fear into the hearts of the readers, that is why;  fears that if people do not not accept the false messiah of christianity and messianics, then they are going to roast in hell!!  Roast in hell because they refuse to accept a demi-god?    There are of course references in the nt to ‘hell’, however, because it is not Scripture there is no point in using them.

So, let us commence.

1: KJV Deuteronomy  32:22 “For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.”

TaNaK   “For fire will have been kindled in My nostrils and blazed to the lowest depths.  It shall consume the earth and it’s produce, and set ablaze what is founded on the mountains.

NO mention of hell.

2: 2 Samuel  22:5-7   “When the waves of death compassed me, the floods of ungodly men made me afraid;  22:6 The sorrows of hell compassed me about; the snares of death prevented me;  22:7 In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried to my God: and he did hear my voice out of his temple, and my cry did enter into his ears.”

TaNaK  “When the pains of death encircled me and torrents of godless men would frighten me, the pains of the grave surrounded me, the snares of death confronted me – in my distress I would call upon HASHEM, and to my God I would call.”

NO mention of hell.

3:  Job 11:7 – 8   “Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection?   11:8 It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell; what canst thou know?”

TaNaK  “Can you achieve an understanding of God?  Can you fathom the extent of the Almighty?  It is like the heights of heaven; what can you do [to understand]? It is deeper than the Pit; what can you know?”

NO mention of hell.

4: Job 26:6 “Hell is naked before him, and destruction hath no covering.”

TaNaK “The grave is naked, and there is no covering for doom;….”

NO mention of hell.

5: Psalm  9:17  “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.”

TaNaK Psalm 9:18  “The wicked will return to the depths of the grave, all the nations that forget God.”

NO mention of hell

6: Psalm 16:10 “For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

TaNaK “Because You will not abandon my soul to the grave, You will not allow Your devout one to witness destruction.”

NO mention of hell.

7: Psalm 18:5  “The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me.”

TaNaK   “The pains of death encircled me, and torrents of godless men would frighten me.”

NO mention of hell.

8: Psalm 55:15  “Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them.”

TaNaK Psalm 55:16 “May He incite death against them, may they descend to the grave alive; for evil is in their dwelling with them.”

NO mention of hell.

9 :Psalm 86:13 “For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.”

TaNaK  “For Your kindness towards me is great, and You have rescued my soul from the nethermost depth..”

10: Psalm 116:3 “The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.”

TaNaK  “The pains of death encircled me; the confines of the grave have found me; distress and grief I would find.”

NO mention of hell.

11:  Psalm 139:8  “If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.”

TaNaK  “If I ascend to heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in the lowest depths, behold, You are there…..”

NO mention of hell.

12: Proverbs  5:5  “Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.

TaNaK  “Her feet lead to death; her footsteps support her to the grave”

No mention of hell.

 13:  Proverbs  7:27  “Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.”   

TaNaK   “Her house is the way to the grave, descending to the chambers of death.” 

NO mention of hell.

14:  Proverbs  9:18 “But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.”

TaNaK  “But he does not know that dead men are there, those that she invites are in the deepest grave.”

NO mention of hell.

15:  Proverbs  15:11  Hell and destruction are before the LORD: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?”

TaNaK  “The grave and perdition are exposed to HASHEM, surely the hearts of men”

16:  Proverbs  15:24  The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hellbeneath.”

TaNaK   “A path of life [waits] above for the intelligent one, so that his soul will turn away from the grave below.”

NO mention of hell.

17:   Proverbs 23:14   Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul fromhell

TaNaK  “You should strike him with the rod and you will rescue his soul from the grave.”

NO mention of hell.

18: Proverbs  27:20   “Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.”

TaNaK  “[As] the grave and Gehinnom are not sated [so]the eyes of man are not sated.”

NO mention of hell.

19: Isaiah  5:14  “Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.”

TaNaK  “Therefore, the nether-world has enlarged it’s appetite and opened its mouth wide without limit; and [into it] will descend her glory and the multitude and her horde, and whosoever revels within her.”

NO mention of hell.

20:  Isaiah  14:9    “Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.”

TaNaK   “The nether-world from below trembles for you to greet your arrival; it has awakened the giants for you, all the leaders of the world, it has raised all the kings of the land out of their thrones.”

NO mention of hell. 

21:  Isaiah  14:15   “Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.”

TaNaK   “But to the nether-world have you been lowered, to the bottom of the pit.”

NO mention of hell.

22:  Isaiah  28:15   “Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and withhell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:”

TaNaK  “For you say, “We have sealed a covenant with death, and made a compact with the Grave; when the surging staff [of punishment] passes through it will not come to us, for we have made Deceit our shelter and taken refuge in Falsehood.”

NO mention of hell.

23: Isaiah  57:9   “And thou wentest to the king with ointment, and didst increase thy perfumes, and didst send thy messengers far off, and didst debase thyself even unto hell. ”

TaNaK   “You sent a tribute of oil to the king and prepared numerous spice mixtures [for him]; you dispatched your agents afar, and you demeaned yourself as low as the grave.”

NO mention of hell.

24:  Ezekiel 31:16    “I made the nations to shake at the sound of his fall, when I cast him down to hell with them that descend into the pit: and all the trees of Eden, the choice and best of Lebanon, all that drink water, shall be comforted in the nether parts of the earth.”

TaNaK   “I made the nations tremble at the sound of his fall, when I brought him down to the grave with those who descend to the pit; then all the trees of Eden were comforted in the nethermost earth, the choicest and best of the Lebanon, all those that drink water.”

NO mention of hell.

25:   Ezekiel  32:27   “And they shall not lie with the mighty that are fallen of the uncircumcised, which are gone down to hell with their weapons of war: and they have laid their swords under their heads, but their iniquities shall be upon their bones, though they were the terror of the mighty in the land of the living.”

TaNaK  “They will not lie with the mighty, for they are inferior to those uncircumcised who have descended to the grave with their weapons of war, and they placed their swords under their heads; for their iniquities remain upon them, for the terror of [these] was in the Land of Life.”

NO mention of hell.

26: Amos 9:1-2  ” I saw the Lord standing upon the altar: and he said, Smite the lintel of the door, that the posts may shake: and cut them in the head, all of them; and I will slay the last of them with the sword: he that fleeth of them shall not flee away, and he that escapeth of them shall not be delivered.  9:2 Though they dig into hell, thence shall mine hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down:”

TaNaK  “I saw the Lord standing upon the Altar, and He said: Strike the lintel and the side posts will quake ; and shatter the head of them all, and the rest of them I will slay by the sword; no fugitive among them will flee and no refugee among them will escape.  If they did down into the grave, from there My hand will take the; and if they ascend to the heavens, from there I will bring them down.”

NO mention of hell.

27:  Jonah  2:1-2  ” Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish’s belly,  “And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice.”

TaNaK  Jonah 2:2-3  “Jonah prayed to HASHEM, his God, from the fish’s innards, and said: I called in my distress, to HASHEM, and He answered m: from the belly of the grave I cried out – You heard my voice.

NO mention of hell.

28:  Habbakuk  2:5   “Yea also, because he transgresseth by wine, he is a proud man, neither keepeth at home, who enlargeth his desire as hell, and is as death, and cannot be satisfied, but gathereth unto him all nations, and heapeth unto him all people:”

TaNaK   “The [man of] wine also acts treacherously; he is an arrogant man and does not stay at home.  He has widened his soul like the grave and, like death, he is not satisfied  He gathered unto himself all nations and assembled unto himself all the peoples.”

NO mention of hell.

So, why all this scaremongering by the nt authors??? Fear fear fear to keep us in bondage and to get us to accept the false messiah of either the christians or the messianics.

So without the kjv et al and of course the funny supplement (the nt) we would not have the fear of death that it has sown into the hearts of billions and caused just as many to believe in a fake messiah be that jesus or yeshua and dependent on whether you believe in a demi-god or not depends where you go at death!!   It matters not which one, for both are idolatrous and the idea of a god-man is rooted in mythology and has nothing at all to do with belief in the G-D of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob…NOTHING at all.

It is because of the centuries of nt conditioning that xtians and messyanics have sat through that we have this immense foundation of fear rooted deception that needs  to be broken up, and the only way that it can be broken up is to digest and digest the TaNaK, that is the antidote and good solid teaching by the likes of Rabbi Michael Skobac, Rabbi Tovia Singer  Rabbi Stuart Federow….If I have left your favorite RAbbi off, then it was not by design, so please forgive me.

The nt ‘hell’ is known as Gehinnom in the TaNaK and is a place of cleansing, nothing at all like what centuries of Sunday preaching has taught it to be.

If any christian or messianic reads this then I pray that HaShem will open your heart and your eyes to see that your fathers, like mine and many before me have been lied to.  Please read Jeremiah 16:19 from the TaNaK.

“HASHEM, my Strength, my Stronghold and my Refuge on the day of distress!  To You nations will come from the ends  of the earth and say:  “It was all falsehood that our ancestors inherited, futility that has no purpose.  Can a man make gods for himself? – they are not gods.”!

So,  what to do?  Buy a TaNaK and a TaNaK is not a kjv/et minus the nt, it is the Hebrew Scriptures, and see what our Scriptures say.  As you read. pray and pray and pray again, and you will be surprised at the truth that comes to light.   I know I was.

To the glory of HASHEM is this set forth, and with the prayer that many will be caused to question their belief in what they have been told hell is, because the truth is very different from the lies that we have been told.

All TaNaK Scriptures are from the Artscroll Stone edition of the TaNaK.

I want to thank HASHEM!  Blessed be His Set-Apart Name for inspiring me to write this.

I also want to thank a very good friend of mine in Arizona for prompting me to add some personal details to this article..Thank you.


15027425_1306018759451025_7498620820334333046_nFriends, there is nothing just nor loving about this doctrine nor about a god who would create billions of beings solely to torture them throughout eternity. This is NOT the God of the Bible!

Know The Facts

  • There is no biblical basis for this teaching.
  • HaShem can do anything and He could easily make another option for those who do not accept His alleged way of salvation. Therefore if Hell existed it would be God sending people there (God forbid). Such a thing violates everything we know about Him.
  • There is no evidence that anyone from the Abrahamic traditions living in the first century C.E. conceived of such a post-life horror.
  • Many Pagans did believe in such horrors then and now and the Jews rightly viewed them as savages because of it.
  • Not a single person in the Gospel accounts ever challenged Jesus as to the origins of this non-Jewish teaching he allegedly taught. Surely some rabbi would have questioned it had Jesus actually taught it.
  • The doctrine directly challenges the biblical assurances that God is Loving and Just (example: Deuteronomy 32:4).
  • Most “Bible believing Christians” believe many unbiblical and even anti-biblical teachings. Constantine outlawed the Sabbath and replaced it with the day of the sun god. The wide acceptance of beliefs within Christendom do not make them biblical.

What the Bible Teaches.  See More at http://allfaith.com/afterlife/afterlife.html

167905436_5102048646475271_6579645669447853682_n‘For a religion who loves the Bible so much, it is very telling that the study of the Bible/Tanach in its original Hebrew is avoided and not promoted in any way. The reason Christians don’t study the Tanach/Bible in Hebrew is that many of the so-called “prophecies” of the NT would fall apart if examined in the original Hebrew.’

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3 Responses to Hell…it is not what the KJV tells you it is

  1. oogenhand says:

    Reblogged this on oogenhand and commented:
    “Many Pagans did believe in such horrors then and now and the Jews rightly viewed them as savages because of it.”

    Interesting. Can you win the the Wager of Pascal?

  2. DEBRA H FORSMAN says:

    King James! I don’t believe anything that liar, murder, and land grabbing thief has to say! In my family tree he is a cousin! This is what I have so far on him. King James Charles (VI of Scotland and James I of England)(he gave our ancestral lands to the Campbells and then hung my gpaw Stuart VI/King(KJV Bible)
    Birth 19 JUNE 1566 • Edinburgh Castle or Palace, Edinburgh, Mid Lothian, Scotland
    Death 27 MARCH 1625/GAVE ORDER TO KILL THE MCGREGORS AND BAN THEIR NAME/HE HAD TEN OF THEM HUNG BY ROPE IN A CASTLE TOWER SEE STORY. • Theobalds House, Chestnut, Hertforshire, England/buried West Minister Abbey
    4th cousin 13x removed

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