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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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(or Tophet) gloomy place of departed, unhappy souls. [Judaism: NCE, 1219]
abode of the dead. [Hebrew Theology: Brewer Dictionary, 499]
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1. the abode of the dead
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