I just presume that hell might have been created right after Lucifer became satan, who appears to be the starting point of evil/sin, and that death was not in the original plan of God in creating heaven and earth and everything.
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Matthew 25:41 Prepared for the devil and his angels - The devil and his angels sinned before the creation of the world, and the place of torment was then prepared for them: it never was designed for human souls The names of different places you mentioned Hell Hades/sheol Lake of fire KJV Christ said Luke 16:22-23, “the rich man also died, and was buried; and in Hell (Hades).” The original word (Hades) is here translated Hell. In Matthew 23:33 Christ said, “Ye serpents, ye generations of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of Hell? (Gehenna).” The original word (Gehenna) is also translated Hell. Then “Sheol” in the Hebrew, or “Hades” in the Greek, is the same place, and means the abode of the spirits of the departed dead. The Hebrew Old Testament word for the place of the departed dead is Sheol, and the Greek New Testament word for the same place is Hades, the abode of the dead-the unseen state. So you see, Hades and Gehenna, are two different words, and are the names of two different places, and are all translated in The King James Version by the one word, hell. Note: The word for “grave” in both the Hebrew and Greek languages, are altogether different from the words “Sheol” or “Hades.” The Hebrew word for “grave” into which only the “bodies” of the dead go, is” Queber” and the Greek “Mnemeion.” These are used many times in the Scriptures. This is definite proof that “sheol” does not mean “grave” as the grave is for the body, but sheol is the abode of the departed spirits. The word “sheol” is never used in the plural, for it is one place (abode of spirits) but the word for “grave” is used many times in the plural (proving that there can be many “graves” but only one “sheol.”) We never read of a person having a “sheol,” but we often read of a person having a “grave.” This proves that “sheol” is the abode of the spirits and not the grave for the body inasmuch as a person cannot have a “sheol” but he can have a “grave.” The body is never said to be in “sheol” and the “spirit” is never said to be in the “grave,” which again proves that “sheol” is not the grave. No “sheol” was ever dugged by man or was ever located on the earth, but this can be said of graves. Therefore we know that “sheol” is the abode of the departed spirits and not the grave-the place of the bodies. Hades is not the grave. When Jacobs twelve sons sold Joseph into Egyptian slavery, they deceived their father Jacob by bringing to him Joseph’s blood-stained coat, making him think that a “wild beast” had devoured Joseph. Genesis 37:35). Jacob’s son and daughters tried to comfort him but he would not be comforted, and said, “i will go down into the ‘Grave’ unto my son mourning.” The original word in the Hebrew where this word is rendered “grave” is “sheol” Some try to show that “sheol” is the grave or place where bodies are laid,they say, “it is easy to be seen that Jacob expected to go to the tomb.” But we shall proof that this word “sheol” does not mean grave-the place of bodies, but that it means place of the departed spirits. From what Jacob thought and said we can see that he did not intend to go into the “grave” or tomb to meet his son Joseph, but into the abode of the departed spirits. As proof of this we know that Jacob did not believe that Joseph was in the grave, for he believed that a “wild beast” had devoured him, (verse 33). Therefore it would have been impossible for Jacob to go to the grave to meet Joseph if a wild beast had devoured him, but where he really intended to meet him was the abode of the spirits of the departed dead. This clearly shows the distinction between the grave and the abode of the departed spirits, and proves that “sheol”-“hades” is not the grave for the bodies. Lake of fire The Final Hell “GEHENNA “or the “LAKE OF FIRE” At the present time the Final Hell, the “Gehenna” or “Lake of Fire,” is unoccupied. The very first ones who will be cast into it will be the “Beast” and the “False Prophet” (Rev 19:20). Satan and his Angels will be cast into it a 1000 years later (Rev 20:10). And then all the wicked (those who will be delivered from HADES-the PRESENT HELL, whose names will not be found written in the “Book of Life”) after the “Great White Throne Judgment,” will be cast into the “Lake of Fire” to spend eternity. (Rev 20:12-15). Hope this bring some clarity. Shalom
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