Hades In The Book Of Luke

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Introduction The book of Luke was written by the apostle Luke, a gentile physician and missionary companion of Paul who is believed to have been well educated in Greek culture. This Gospel is specifically directed to Theophilus (Luke 1:3); whose name means “one who loves God” and could almost be certain that it refers to a particular person rather than a general mass of people who love God. Luke’s use of the words “most excellent” before using his name, in chapter one verse three, would further indicate a specific individual who was a Roman official or at least someone with a high position and wealth. It was possible that he was Luke’s Patron, someone who made sure to see his writings were copied and distributed. The book of Luke was intended…show more content…
It has been translated into “the pit” three times, “the grave” thirty-one times, and “Hell” thirty-one times. The word Hades is used eleven, and has been translated into “Hell” ten times and “grave” only once. There is quite a confusion with both the words Sheol/Hades and Hell, however the question is, firstly, what is the difference between the two and why are they translated so often as the same thing? The lake of Fire, or Hell, is a literal place of everlasting fire that was originally created by God as a place of punishment and eternal death for Satan and the angels that willingly followed him in the rebellion against God (Mathew 25:41). It is considered the place of “outer darkness” (Mat. 8:12, 25: 30), and so it is believed that is located at the farthest reaches of creation. This is also the everlasting reward of all whom have died in their sin. While there is no one in the Lake of Fire at this time, it will one day hold a vast multitude. Scriptures in which the word Hell is used should be distinguished from those using the words Hades, as found in the New Testament, or Sheol, found in the Old Testament; this is referred to as a place of temporary torment or what some might call “present” Hell. This means that the souls of the lost go directly to Hades, where they suffer in torment until judgment day where they will be resurrected and cast into the Lake…show more content…
The bible holds many truths, many meanings, and many promises that are spoken to thousands of individual’s every day. The Parable of the Rich man is one of responsibility in not only your wealth but with what you do with your life. It is about being responsible with what is given to you and doing what God asks of you with what is given. In this specific piece of scripture we looked at the differences between the Word Hell and Hades and gave proof that there is meaning behind “this true to life” story. We also briefly exposed the text before verses nineteen through thirty-one and found meaning in the parable of the Shrewd Manager that became related to the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus; while also investigating the topic on wealth and the meaning of its many forms of literary context in this chapter. Finally, a short commentary was provided to further explain and describe the two topic ideas that were given in this paper and to relate what was said to real life problems and situations many people experience every

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