Gehenna


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Ge·hen·na

 (gĭ-hĕn′ə)
n.
1. A place or state of torment or suffering.
2. The abode of condemned souls; hell.

[Late Latin, from Greek Geenna, from Hebrew gê' hinnōm, possibly short for gê' ben hinnōm, valley of the son of Hinnom, a valley south of Jerusalem : gê', valley of, bound form of gay', valley; see gyʔ in Semitic roots + hinnōm, personal name; see hnn in Semitic roots.]

Gehenna

(ɡɪˈhɛnə)
n
1. (Bible) 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. (Bible) New Testament Judaism a place where the wicked are punished after death
3. a place or state of pain and torment
[C16: from Late Latin, from Greek Geena, from Hebrew Gê' Hinnōm, literally: valley of Hinnom, symbolic of hell]

Ge•hen•na

(gɪˈhɛn ə)

n.
1. the valley of Hinnom, near Jerusalem, where propitiatory sacrifices were made to Moloch. II Kings 23:10.
3. any place of extreme torment or suffering.
[< Late Latin < Greek Géenna < Hebrew Gē-Hinnōm hell, short for gē ben Hinnōm literally, valley of the son of Hinnom]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Gehenna - a place where the wicked are punished after deathGehenna - a place where the wicked are punished after death
infernal region, nether region, perdition, Inferno, Hell, pit - (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment; "Hurl'd headlong...To bottomless perdition, there to dwell"- John Milton; "a demon from the depths of the pit"; "Hell is paved with good intentions"-Dr. Johnson
Translations
גהינוםגיא בן הינום
gehenna
gehenna
References in classic literature ?
His reference to the great games of which I had heard so much while among the Tharks convinced me that I had but jumped from purgatory into gehenna.
Nor content with such Audacious neighbourhood, the wisest heart Of SOLOMON he led by fraud to build His Temple right against the Temple of God On that opprobrious Hill, and made his Grove The pleasant Vally of HINNOM, TOPHET thence And black GEHENNA call'd, the Type of Hell.
Fines, lost goods, taxes, expenses, loyal charges, salaries, damages, and interests, gehenna, prison, and jail, and fetters with expenses are Christmas spice cake and marchpanes of Saint-John to him!
If I tell this man of yours to withdraw the charge against you, you can go to Gehenna for aught I care.
And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy both soul and body in Gehenna. Are not two sparrows sold for a small coin?
(24) Hay tres clases de infierno: el de los eternamente condenados (o "gehenna"), el purgatorio y el seno de Abraham, donde moraban las almas de los santos que estaban esperando el advenimiento de Cristo.
Bottom line is: better to live an amputee than be a living-dead in Gehenna. This infamous place known to all the contemporaries of Jesus was the dumpsite of Jerusalem, where the worms do not die and the fire is never quenched, and where Jesus would consign an evildoer as dreg of the community.
Our guide Ikey Korin started off with, "Now we go to hell!" as we rounded a steep bend, pointing out Gehenna, the valley of Hinnom, where child sacrifices were held in ancient times.
Did not our master say, 'Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul [?] Rather be afraid of the one who can destroy both body and soul into Gehenna' (Mt 10:28)?' he said.
92) documenting Centaur's predecessors, Jenson's type printed in Pliny's Historia Naturalis (1476), revivals of Jenson's romans, and finally the various presses that used the type, including Nonesuch Press, Whittington Press, and Gehenna Press.
We are told that immigrant farmers were impoverished by the American landscape--and that it was the productivity of that landscape which forced them to leave their Austro-Hungarian hovels and journey to the American free-labor Gehenna. White's account is also narrow, in terms of geography (his America frequently vanishes to little more than Chicago and New York City), the economy (western railroads), and people (urban immigrants).