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]
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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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She saves the Israelites from the judgment of Gehinnom which is full of fire as is said: His firepit [has been made both wide and deep], with plenty of fire and firewood (Isa.
Seven things preceded the creation of the world by two thousand years: the Torah, the Throne of Glory, the Garden of Eden, Gehinnom, repentance, the sanctuary in Heaven, and the name of the Messiah.
All the charity and kindness that the nations do is reckoned as sin to them, because they only do it to display haughtiness, and whoever displays haughtiness is cast into Gehinnom.