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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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Cosmologically, Gehinnom is divided into seven stories or divisions, (18) with one's wickedness determining the level.
This statement, that the righteous and wicked are totally equal and in the same place, troubled the Aramaic translator, who accordingly rendered verse 17, "There the wicked cease from troubling, and there the weary are at rest", as "There the wicked who have repented find surcease from the troubles of Gehinnom, and there the scholars who exhausted their strength in the Torah are at rest.
Sheol is the netherworld, subsequently called Gehinnom in rabbinic literature, the place reserved for evildoers.
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.
Zeira said "good" refers to Paradise and "very good" to Gehinnom, teaching that moral acts also have consequences in the World to Come (Genesis Rabbah 9:9).
Eleazar said that the fire of Gehinnom has no sway over the Sages .