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Meaning of HADES

Pronunciation:  'heydeez

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (in various religions) the world of the dead; "he didn't want to go to hell when he died"
  2. [n]  (Greek mythology) the god of the underworld in ancient mythology; brother of Zeus and husband of Persephone

HADES is a 5 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: Aides, Aidoneus, Hel, Hell, infernal region, netherworld, Pluto, Scheol, underworld
 See Also: Acheron, Cocytus, Greek deity, imaginary place, Lethe, River Acheron, River Cocytus, River Lethe, River Styx, Styx



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ha"des\, n. [Gr.? + ? to see. Cf. {Un-}, {Wit}.]
The nether world (according to classical mythology, the abode
of the shades, ruled over by Hades or Pluto); the invisible
world; the grave.

      And death and Hades gave up the dead which were in
      them.                                    --Rev. xx. 13
                                               (Rev. Ver. ).

      Neither was he left in Hades, nor did his flesh see
      corruption.                              --Acts ii. 31
                                               (Rev. Ver.).

      And in Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torments.
                                               --Luke xvi.23
                                               (Rev. Ver.).

Easton Bible Dictionary

that which is out of sight, a Greek word used to denote the state or place of the dead. All the dead alike go into this place. To be buried, to go down to the grave, to descend into hades, are equivalent expressions. In the LXX. this word is the usual rendering of the Hebrew sheol, the common receptacle of the departed (Gen. 42:38; Ps. 139:8; Hos. 13:14; Isa. 14:9). This term is of comparatively rare occurrence in the Greek New Testament. Our Lord speaks of Capernaum as being "brought down to hell" (hades), i.e., simply to the lowest debasement, (Matt. 11:23). It is contemplated as a kind of kingdom which could never overturn the foundation of Christ's kingdom (16:18), i.e., Christ's church can never die.

In Luke 16:23 it is most distinctly associated with the doom and misery of the lost.

In Acts 2:27-31 Peter quotes the LXX. version of Ps. 16:8-11, plainly for the purpose of proving our Lord's resurrection from the dead. David was left in the place of the dead, and his body saw corruption. Not so with Christ. According to ancient prophecy (Ps. 30:3) he was recalled to life.

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