Bible Questions and Answers, bible study, Christian Doctrine & Lifestyle

Where is Hell Located and When was it Created?

Where is Hell Located?

When was Hell Created?


Where & When


The Bible is not precisely clear on where hell is located or when it was created so I cannot give you a scripturally definitive answer.

But I will share my observations from the bible with you and you can determine for yourself how accurate they are.


Question 1) Where is Hell Located?


I believe Hell is located in the center of the earth but existing in the spirit dimension.

It cannot be a natural or physical place since it was created for the devil and his angels who are all spirit beings. Matthew 25:41

Hell, therefore must be a spiritual place existing in another dimension.

I believe it is located in the center of the earth for several reasons:


1) In Luke 16:23 Jesus said of the rich man “In hell he lifted up his eyes”


2) Many scripture verses describe it as being located beneath the earth and for it to be under the earth from all points on the surface it must be located at earth’s center.


Here is a list of scriptures to consider:

Deuteronomy 32:22 – the lowest hell

Job 11:8 – deeper than hell

Psalm 55:15 – go down quick into hell

Proverbs 7:27 – the way to hell, going down

Proverbs 9:18 – in the depths of hell

Proverbs 15:24 – from hell beneath

Isaiah 5:14 – shall descend into it

Isaiah 14:9 – Hell from beneath

Isaiah 14:15 – brought down to hell

Ezekiel 31:16 – I cast him down to hell

2 Peter 2:4 – cast them down to hell


3) Ephesians 4:8-9 says, “Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.

(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?”

These verses say that Jesus descended into the lower parts of the earth but Acts 2:27 says about Jesus “thou wilt not leave my soul in hell”

I submit to you that the “lower parts of the earth” is a specific reference to hell.

Furthermore, in Acts 2:31 the Apostle Peter specifically said, “He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell”

These verses in Acts are not referring to the physical grave because they specifically say “His soul” not “His body”

His body (being physical) could be left in the grave (a physical place) but His soul (not being physical) could not be left in a physical grave.

So, when the Bible says “his soul was not left in hell” it must be referring to actual Hell, the non-physical realm located in the spirit dimension.


Question 2) When was Hell Created?

Based on my answer to the first question I surmise that hell was created at the same time the physical earth was created.