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Hinnom

(hēnōm`), valley, W and S of Jerusalem. Its ill repute in the Bible emanated from the worship there of foreign gods, including supposed child sacrifice to MolechMolech
or Moloch
, Canaanite god of fire to whom children were offered in sacrifice; he is also known as an Assyrian god. He is attested as early as the 3d millennium B.C.
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, in the Bible, place near Jerusalem, in the valley of Hinnom, associated with the worship of Molech. Tophet became a name for hell.
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. In later Jewish literature it was called Ge-Hinnom [Heb.,=valley of Hinnom] and in the Greek of the New Testament, Gehenna. A place for burning refuse in later Israelite times, it provided imagery for a fiery Hell in the Books of Isaiah and the New Testament. It appears as Jahannam in the Qur'an.

Hinnom

valley of ill repute that came to mean hell. [Judaism: NCE, 1244]
See: Hell
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Lewis, "Job 19 in the Light of the Ketef Hinnom Inscriptions and Amulets" (pp.
He's like a contemporary Peter Gabriel, able to create beautiful piano ballads like Wash with the David Bowie-tinged synth of Hinnom, TX.
The word here, which tends to be translated as "hell," is actually Gahenna or the valley of Hinnom.
Hinnom was located "at the end of the valley of giants," the Valley of Rephaim.
At the south side of the Valley of Hinnom was a Potter's Field, the Akeldama or field of blood where Judas hanged himself (Matthew 27:7-8), and Horwood's map of 1799 places Lambeth's "Potters Fields" immediately north of Paradise Row, east of the inner court of Lambeth Palace (note J 78:25-27 and J 18:22).
Rich in examples cited from hundreds of verses, and systematic in presentation and argumentation, the volume includes a wealth of bibliographical intelligence, much technical data, and an attractive selection of plates illustrating texts that range from the one discovered in Ketef Hinnom in Jerusalem and dated to the seventh pre-Christian century to that favoured by the Hebrew University Bible Project in Jerusalem in 1975-81.
The festival opened last week at the Jerusalem Cinematheque, which from its breathtaking perch above the Valley of Hinnom, across from the Old City walls, regularly serves as this complicated city's greatest cultural refuge.
2009 (Hebrew seal depicting an Assyrian-like archer); Stern 2001: 341 (Assyrian-type clay coffins from Ketef Hinnom, but probably dating from the Neo-Babylonian period).
The Jerusalem archaeological park extends to the area south and east of the temple mount, including the Mount of Olives, the city occupied by David, and the Hinnom valley.
The qds bowls have been cited in relation to some of the P materials (Barkay 1990: 128-29), as have the Ketef Hinnom amulets (Barkay 1992; Barkay et al.
The Priestly Benediction on Silver Plaques: The Significance of the Discovery at Ketef Hinnom.
The evidence for epigraphic Hebrew has grown steadily this century, most recently through the publication of the Ketef Hinnom silver plaques, containing the biblical priestly blessing (1986), and the Moussaieff ostraca (1997).