And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. – John 3:13
Where did the Old Testament people go when they died for Jesus had not come and risen up yet? I believe they went to a place called “Abrahams Bosom” or as Jesus called it “Paradise”. After Jesus had died and went back up to heaven, that is when the Old Testament people went to heaven.
I am not claiming to be right or wrong here. Its just something I believe is all.