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The meaning of the word "Gehenna" and the reason it is used to describe hell in the Bible

In the Gospel accounts of the Bible, and in the words of Jesus Christ, when teaching his disciples or the crowds, Gehenna was often used to describe hell as a place of final judgment or punishment for the unrepentant. This is not a problem but a deliberate choice of words to explain the secret of hell to mankind.

Gehenna is a word and a word translated from the Aramaic Hebrew Ge-Hinnom, meaning "valley of Hinnom." The comparison is the name Sheol, which has the same Greek name Hades. It all has to do with the placement of the wicked after death and the evil spirits.

Hence, "the valley of Hinnom" became the preferred position or judgment in the place of final punishment for the following reasons.

The valley was originally the center of the idolatrous worship of Molech, to which the Israelites, when they worshiped idols and disobeyed God, sacrificed their children by burning them in fire to glorify Molech, the god of the underworld. . (2 Chronicles 28: 3; 2 Chronicles 33: 6). Second, because of Israel's disobedience and idolatry, King Josiah desecrated the land (2 Kings 23:10), and as a result, a prophecy and judgment was to come upon the people, according to the prophet Jeremiah. (Jeremiah 7:32).

Finally, the fact, too, of garbage, garbage, and refuse from the city was collected and burned in the valley may have been the reason it was associated with a place where there would be weeping and gnashing of teeth. That is why the use of the word clearly indicates the end of the evil spirits in another world.

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