Gehenna


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Gehenna

(gĭhĕn`ə): see hellhell,
in Western monotheistic religions, eternal abode of souls damned by the judgment of God. The souls in hell are deprived forever of the sight of God. The punishment of hell is generally analogized to earthly fire.
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Gehenna

place of eternal suffering. [O.T.: II Kings 23:10]
See: Hell

Gehenna

1. 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
2. New Testament Judaism a place where the wicked are punished after death
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Gehenna, to which the 'converts' are transported, is situated around four big volcanoes, each bearing the name of one of the earth's (and specifically Kiafran) social ailments--Korrapzion (Corruption), Traibbolizim (Tribalism), Landdigrraba (Land- grabbing) and Burnt for rest (this one looks as extinguished, but certain activity is going on inside).
In a world that treats some people as disposable, where old men sleep in cardboard boxes and orphans scavenge on landfills, the notion of gehenna raises the question of who and what really is garbage.
The 'Company War', in progress or in retrospect, dominates many of these stories, in an internal chronology from Hellburner (1992) to Forty Thousand in Gehenna (1983).
Vociferous stench, and flapping of fins, Gehenna wriggling in buckets .
Jesus often used the Hebrew word Gehenna to describe hell.
And the chapter, "Jesus is not a sadist," is fully refuted by the hunchbacked dwarf's transformation of Gehenna from the Essene death chamber in which non-Essenes were exterminated, into the Christian Hell in which the Religious Right's detractors, including moderate Christians, are tortured by flamethrowers for all eternity (Mark 9:47-49).
Another misinterpretation may be found in the translation of Something is There: "Until yesterday, the Good Spirit had attempted to reprimand the rabbi and to threaten him with Gehenna or a demeaning transmigration of the soul.
In just such a Gehenna of links' said this remarkable man, with one foot on the pavement, 'I forged my vocation'.
Perfect for the youth worker whose doctrinal interpretation of the "fear of God" is very literal, or the pastor with a flair for the dramatic, the flaming Bible will be sure to liven up any reading about the Pentecost story or those perpetual fires of Gehenna.
Judith Reisman's monumental 1999 expose of Kinsey's infamous deeds, Kinsey: Crimes and Consequences, Alfred Kinsey's name and his iniquitous work should have been forever consigned to the dung heaps of Gehenna.
Lazarus resides in the pleasant part of Hades, whereas Dives dwells in an unpleasant area akin (but probably not identical) to Gehenna, the place of eternal torment.
For many rabbis, Balaam embodied gentile depravity: the seer from Pethor was known to have sex with his she-ass, to have cast spells with his phallus, and to have been condemned to Gehenna, where he was punished by being boiled in a vat of semen.