Gehenna

[ gi-hen-uh ]
/ gɪˈhɛn ə /
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noun

the valley of Hinnom, near Jerusalem, where propitiatory sacrifices were made to Moloch. II Kings 23:10.
any place of extreme torment or suffering.

Origin of Gehenna

< Late Latin < Greek Géenna < Hebrew Gē-Hinnōm hell, short for gē ben Hinnōm literally, valley of the son of Hinnom
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Gehenna

/ (ɡɪˈhɛnə) /

noun

Old Testament the valley below Jerusalem, where children were sacrificed and where idolatry was practised (II Kings 23:10; Jeremiah 19:6) and where later offal and refuse were slowly burned
New Testament Judaism a place where the wicked are punished after death
a place or state of pain and torment

Word Origin for Gehenna

C16: from Late Latin, from Greek Geena, from Hebrew Gê' Hinnōm, literally: valley of Hinnom, symbolic of hell
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