Here's a scary thought: if the beggar was carried by angels into Abraham's bosom, in a chamber in the lower mantle which overlooks hell, did other angels carry the rich man to the lip of the chamber and toss him into hell?
A common response to the human soul is that there isn't one because science can't detect it. However, we first detected gravitational waves in 2015. What else can't science detect? We don't know, science can't detect it.
"The bars of the pit" is a synonym for "the pillars of the earth." They're in the great gulf or "mega chasm" which is the region of Earth's interior which popular science (SciPop) calls the "liquid outer core."
"Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)? Support your answer with a proof." - University of Washington exam question.
The inner core isn't the same age as the rest of the Earth, it's younger. That's because hell began when nuclear decay started at the fall of man in Genesis 3.
Our theory of gravitation has developed to include the Human soul. Souls are gravity nodes, each one unique and containing our consciousness and personality. We can test the hypothesis with gravitational waves.
We're at the end of our trail of deduction for today and the only conclusion which we can reach is that the rich man is in the molten core of the Earth, the pit. Abraham and Lazarus are in the lower mantle, the midst of hell.
In making the case that Jesus was the one who preached to the dead the very first issue that we have to deal with is: what does dead mean? How can someone who's dead listen to preaching?
If you're skeptical that there's really an underworld realm of the dead you should consider two things: 1. the deepest hole drilled is 12 km deep, 2. the Lehmann Discontinuity is approximately 220 km deep.
It's been possible to parse the difference in nuance between the various words used to refer to the afterlife, which corresponds to the interior of the Earth, because we have an absolute frame of reference.