WORDS OF CURRENT INTEREST

[The words in this issue are related to the Lesson-Sermon in the Christian Science Quarterly designated to be read in Christian Science churches on November 10, 1963.]

Hell ... Corruption (Ps. 16:10)

The Hebrew word she'ol (hell) is generally employed with reference to the shadowy abode of the departed, without any of the unpleasant accompaniments associated with the word "hell" in popular usage. The word shachath (corruption) means literally "a pit," presumably in this context the pit of Sheol, which was supposed to be a great subterranean cavern. Thus, in Hebrew, she'ol and shachath are virtually synonymous. Moffatt suggests, "Death ... the grave."

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