I got this question from a man of God who said that the hell or Sheol or Hades is over the earth, in the sky. Before I was not interested to know where is placed the hell, but then from that moment my conscience get turned and turned. I started to search and research …here is my findings.
Various theories on the location of hell have been put forward.
A traditional view is that hell is in the center of the earth. Others propose that hell is located in outer space in a black hole.
In the Old Testament, the word translated “hell” is Sheol; in the New Testament, it’s Hades (meaning “unseen”) and Gehenna (“the Valley of Hinnom”).
Sheol is also translated as “pit” and “grave.” Both Sheol and Hades refer to a temporary abode of the dead before judgment (Psalm 9:17; Revelation 1:18).
Gehenna refers to an eternal state of punishment for the wicked dead (Mark 9:43).
The idea that hell is below us, perhaps in the center of the earth, comes from passages such as Luke 10:15: “And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted to heaven, shalt be thrust down to hell” (KJV).
Also, in 1 Samuel 28:13-15, the medium of Endor sees the spirit of Samuel “coming up out of the ground.” We should note, however, that neither of these passages is concerned with the geographic location of hell.
Capernaum’s being thrust “down” is probably a reference to their being condemned rather than a physical direction. And the medium’s vision of Samuel was just that: a vision.
In the King James Version, Ephesians 4:9 says that before Jesus ascended into heaven, “he also descended . . . into the lower parts of the earth.”
Some Christians take “the lower parts of the earth” as a reference to hell, where they say Jesus spent the time between His death and resurrection
Make yours to enrich what the man of God has said….be blessed