into the pit

Ezekiel 32:18

32:18 into the pit. The “pit,” as used six times in this chapter (and frequently elsewhere in the prophets) is clearly synonymous with “the nether parts of the earth” (also in Ezekiel 32:24) and with “hell” (Ezekiel 32:21,27). The latter word is from the Hebrew sheol, equivalent in the Greek to hades. In this context, all these words and phrases apply to the great bottomless pit at the center of the earth, where the souls of the lost are awaiting the final judgment.

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