Jesus told his disciples prior to the crucifixion that he would be in the grave three days and three nights. While his physical body lay in a tomb, His spirit descended to Hades, translated “hell” in the Bible. Why was He in hell for three days?

In a Messianic prophetic Psalm, it is first spoken of Messiah (God) that “Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive. Thou hast received gifts for men; year, for the rebellious also, that the Lord might dwell among them.”  (Psalm 68:18.)

Ephesians 4: 7-10 also says Christ led captivity captive, first descending into the lower parts of the earth  . continue reading

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