Tartarus, is a compartment in the underworld of Hell, that was created by God to imprison those fallen angels who left their first
estate. Here they are reserved in everlasting chains of darkness unto the day of judgement.
These Angels left their heavenly habitation and intermarried with the "daughters of men". We can find this account in the book of Genesis.
Genesis 6:1 - 5,
Verse #1 "And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
Verse #2 "That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair, and they took them wives of all which they chose."
It was for this sin Peter tells us that God judged them and cast them into Hell and reserved them in chains of darkness until the Great day of His judgement. The word Hell in this verse
is translated in the Greek as "Tartaros".
2 Peter 2:4 "For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell (Tartaros), and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgement."
Strong's Greek New Testament Dictionary defines Tartaros as follow:
Tartaros (the deepest abyss of Hades); to incarcerate in eternal torment: - cast down to hell.
W.E. Vine / Merrill F. Unger & William White, Jr / An Expository Dictionary of the Biblical Words
defines Tartarus as follow:
"The verb tartaroo, translated "cast down to Hell" in 2 Peter 2:4, Signifies to consign to Tartarus, which is neither Sheol nor Hades nor hell, but the place where those angels whose special sin is referred to in that passage are
confined "to be reserved unto judgement;" the region is described as "pits of darkness."
In Summary Tartarus is a compartment of Hell where fallen angels who left their habitation are now reserved in the chains of darkness, awaiting the judgement of the last day.
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