Why do we say Jesus descend into hell?

I was wondering why, in the Apostles Creed, does it say that “he (Jesus) descended into hell”? How was this belief derived?

Thank you

St. Peter tells us that after Jesus died, “he went and preached to the spirits in prison” (1 Pet 3:19). The Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) explains that “he descended there as Savior, proclaiming the Good News to the spirits imprisoned there” (CCC 632).

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