In this study we look into the usage of "HADES" and "TARTARUS" and their relevance to the Christian doctrine of "Hell" and eternal punishment. It is an undisputable fact that "Hades" is the New Testament equivalent of the Old Testament "Sheol." This is hugely damaging to the mainstream Christian doctrine of eternal damnation...read study notes.
Indeed how can three completely different words mean the same thing? Is there a logical explanation, or are we about to stumble upon one of the most unscholarly and deceitful secrets in all of Christendom?
In most English versions of the New Testament, "HELL" has been used for the translation of three separate words - "Hades," "Tartarus" and "Gehenna." Most pastors (let alone their congregations) are completely unaware of this information.
L. Ray Smith (Bible Truths)
Gary Amirault (Tentmaker)
"Hades" ONLY texts
"Tartarus" ONLY texts
See "Hades" middle of page
J. Preston Eby
P T. 2 T H E H E L L O F T H E N E W T E S T A M E N T
Edward Beecher D.D.
T H E G R E A T H E L L H O A X
E S S E N T I A L R E A D I N G
T H E G R E A T E S T L I E E V E R S O L D !