seven hells

In Jewish tradition, God created Hell on the second day of creation. It has seven division, one beneath the other. They are called Sheol, Abaddon, Beër Shahat, Tit ha-Yawen, Sha'are Mawet, Sha'are Zalmawet, and Gehenna. It would take three hundred years to traverse the height, or width, or the depth of each division.

Each of the seven division in turn has seven subdivision, and in each compartment there are seven rives of fire and seven of hail. They are supervised by ninety thousand Angels of Destruction.

See also: seven heavens and seven earths.



  • Ginzberg, Louis. (1909). The legends of the Jews. Vol. 1. Philadelphia: The Jewish publication society of America, pp. 15-16.