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Old 30 April 2013, 12:34 AM
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Well the name Hell appears not to have been used until the King James Bible, where I wonder if it was coined for the Hebrew word "Sheol" and the Norse goddess of the underworld "Hel." Early versions of the New Testament to have used the Greek term "Hades" or "Tartarus," the terms used for the Underworld in Greek mythology. So in other words, "We don't want you to worship other gods but we don't mind using their names to talk about our god."
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