For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.(Psalms 16:10) KJV
Sheol refers to life beyond the grave, quite literally an underworld realm of the dead. It’s also modified in a variety of ways which can be grouped to correspond to the main regions of the interior of the Earth.
Levels of Hell
|Earth (erets)||World (tebel)|
|Great Gulf |
|bad sheol||erets beriach|
mayim tachath erets
Here is sheol used as the realm of the dead which contextually connects it back to the word tehom.
For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto the grave.(Psalms 88:3) KJV
The simplest way to understand this is that when the hollow Earth was full of water, the interior was tehom. Now that there’s no water inside the Earth the open space is sheol. If our premise is correct then there should be a scriptural reference to the waters of the great deep being dried up by heat. We need a positive result for Hypothesis 22.
Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me: and, behold, the Lord GOD called to contend by fire, and it devoured the great deep, and did eat up a part.(Amos 7:4) KJV