But What About...Hell - Anchored by Truth - Nov. 2, 2021 by Wave 94 published on 2021-11-02T18:02:22Z I’m sure most of the listeners know that hell is the final destination for those who have rejected Christ as their Savior. The New Geneva Study Bible put it this way in one of their study notes: “The New Testament views hell as the final abode of those condemned to eternal punishment at the Last Judgment.” Why do you think it says the New Testament in that comment and not “the Bible?” Probably because the doctrine of hell is far more fully developed in the New Testament than it was in the old. It’s not that a place of condemnation for the unfaithful was unknown during Old Testament times. It certainly was. For instance, Job 24:19 says “As drought and heat consume the melting snow, so Sheol steals those who have sinned.” “Sheol” is one of three words that is commonly translated as hell in the Bible. The others are “gehenna” and “hades.” Sheol is from ancient Hebrew. The others are from Greek. So, the concept of an eternal division between the righteous and unrighteous was definitely present in the Old Testament but most of details we have about hell come from the New Testament. And surprisingly enough the Biblical figure who talked the most about hell was Jesus – and it’s from Jesus we get the clearest idea of the horror of hell.