THE HOLY BIBLE Douay-Rheims

Notes on Book of Genesis (Author Bishop Richard Challoner (ed.))

44:31 His grey hairs: That is, his person, now far advanced in years.--With sorrow unto hell. . .The Hebrew word for hell is here sheol, the Greek hades: it is not taken for the hell of the damned; but for that place of souls below where the servants of God were kept before the coming of Christ. Which place, both in the Scripture and in the creed, is named hell.



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