When you think of hell, what is it you think of? A place of burning? Fire? Demons gleefully torturing people as they scream in terror? If you are like most people, that is likely what the word “hell” brings to mind.
But did you know that such a depiction of hell does not come from the Bible at all? It comes from ancient pagan beliefs; not from the Bible.
When the Bible talks about hell, or hades, or sheol, a completely different picture emerges. This is what we talk about in this podcast episode on Jonah 2:2, where Jonah goes to hell.
The Text of Jonah 2:2
Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the fish’s belly.
In this discussion of Jonah 2:2 we look at:
- Why the first half of verse 2 is not officially the prayer of Jonah.
- The significance of Jonah “crying out to Yahweh”
- What Jonah means when he says he went to hell
- A brief discussion of hell in the Bible
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