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  JewishEncyclopedia.com - GEHENNA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The statement that Gehenna is situated in the valley of Hinnom near Jerusalem, in the "accursed valley" (Enoch, xxvii.
Gehenna is dark in spite of the immense masses of fire; it is like night (Yeb.
All that descend into Gehenna shall come up again, with the exception of three classes of men: those who have committed adultery, or shamed their neighbors, or vilified them (B. 58b).
www.jewishencyclopedia.com /view.jsp?artid=115&letter=G   (1391 words)

 Gehenna - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Valley of Hinnom in 2005 from Mount Zion.
Pagans once sacrificed their children to pagan idols in the fires in Gehenna, and this was an abomination; in 2 Kings, 23:10, King Josiah forbade the sacrificing of children to Moloch at Gehenna (though Baal is not mentioned in this particular verse).
Gehenna), according to rabbinic literature, is a place or state where the wicked are temporarily punished after death.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gehenna   (903 words)

 biblical studies: The Gehenna of Fire
In the Scriptures, however, “Gehenna” (“hell,”; AV)—all incredible myths to the contrary notwithstanding—does not speak of “the place of the eternal torments of the damned.” Instead, it refers to an actual place on earth, namely, the valley (or “ravine”) of Hinnom (Neh.11:30) in the land of Israel.
This being the sense of Gehenna in the Hebrew Scriptures, we may be sure that this is the sense in which Christ used it.
Gehenna is the capital punishment of the kingdom, without burial.
www.concordant.org /expohtml/DeathAndJudgment/TheGehennaOfFire.html   (2239 words)

 Planescape - Planewalking - Gehenna
Petitioners of Gehenna are the refuse of the planes.
The air of Gehenna's first and lowest layer has a crimson tint near the ground, due to the magma flows and pyroclastic ash, but it quickly fades to fl no more than a few dozen feet overhead.
The fourth mount of Gehenna, the Dead Furnace, is devoid of volcanic activity; it went inactive millennia ago.
planewalking.dungeons.ru /outer/gehenna/gehenna.htm   (2377 words)

 Part 6 - Gehenna
The valley of the sons of Hinnom was a delightful vale, planted with trees, watered by fountains, and lying near Jerusalem, on the south-east, by the brook Kedron.
Gehenna is never mentioned in the Apocrypha as a place of future punishment as it would have been had such been its meaning before and at the time of Christ.
Gehenna is never said to be of endless duration nor spoken of as destined to last forever, so that even admitting the popular ideas of its existence after death it gives no support to the idea of endless torment.
hellbusters.8m.com /biblehell6.htm   (6406 words)

 S.C.J. FAQ: Section 12.8. Jewish Thought: What do Jews say happens when a person dies? Do Jews believe in ...
Gehenna is fairly well defined in rabbinic literature.
"Gehenna is conceived of as a purification process in which the psychic remnants from the previous life are purged and transformed.
Neither could be meant literally, as Adam was in the literal Garden before death, and the valley of Hinnom (Gei Hinnom, in Hebrew) is a valley in current Jerusalem (where the Canaanite locals practiced human sacrifice by passing their children through the fires for Molech).
www.shamash.org /lists/scj-faq/HTML/faq/12-08.html   (2297 words)

 Gehenna - Theopedia
Gehenna is an English transliteration of the Greek word gehenna, which in turn is from the Hebrew word gê’ hinnom, literally the valley of Hinnom.
Therefore, it was used biblically, to illustrate the abode of the damned in Christian and Jewish theology.
Gehenna is mentioned in Mark 9:43ff and Matt.
www.theopedia.com /Gehenna   (120 words)

 Gehenna   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Gehenna, from the Greeh geenna or the Hebrew hinnom, the Valley of Hinnom, is a deep narrow glen south of Jerusalem, where the Jews offered their children to the god Molech (2 Kings 23:10; Jeremiah 7:31, 19:2-5), as seen in Jeremiah this practice was strongly condemned by the prophets.
Christ mentions Gehenna several times as a consequence of sin; he describes it as a place where their worm never dies, and their fire is never to be quenched.
Gehenna, as Biblically described, is a permanent, eternal place of punishment in which the unfaithful and wicked reside forever and is not to be confused with Hades or
www.themystica.com /mystica/articles/g/gehenna.html   (286 words)

 RPGnet: Review of Gehenna
Gehenna has been the End Times hinted at from the beginning of the series, and now it has come to your chronicle, should you decide to use it.
Gehenna is a scenario tool for your chronicle, presenting four tales on how to end your chronicles of Vampire.
Also included are chapters covering the effects of Gehenna on vampires, called the Withering--as the vampire start to lose their abilities as Gehenna continues, as well as chapters of supporting characters and Caine.
www.rpg.net /reviews/archive/10/10102.phtml   (1124 words)

 Jewish views of Gehenna
The Rabbis saw Gehenna as a place of punishment for a person who did not live a righteous life, as definded by G-d and Torah for Jews, or the seven laws of Noah for non-Jews.
I remind you, that a Midrash is non-binding and usually is written to teach a lesson, or to encourage certain behavior (such as the desireablity of not committing adultary, purgery, or blaming a neighbor in public).
Masekhet Gihinnom (a Medieval Midrash on Gehenna) says that 3 types of sinners go to Gehenna forever: men who committ adultary, blames his neighbor in public, and one who is guilty of purgery.
www.geocities.com /~alyza/Jewish/gehenna.html   (1523 words)

 Gehenna (V:TES)
The prophecies of Gehenna were true, and the fated Armageddon for the Kindred has arrived.
The Gehenna prerelease events, coordinated through local princes, were held May 15 and 16.
Get your Gehenna cards now at your local game and hobby store or order directly from the online catalog.
www.white-wolf.com /vtes/Preview_Gehenna.html   (767 words)

The Gehenna’s music was mostly directed to capture the atmosphere of the dark esoteric and magical aspect of the sombre forces, with an ancient, medieval and melancholic mood inside.
The Sarcana keyboards were much more present, but the overall feeling of the Gehenna’s music was untouched, the mystic, magical, occult essence, the trademark of the band, was still the winning force of the new opus.
The bitter has to come, and it was “Murder” (Vote 7), the 2000 Gehenna’s album, here the Norwegian band totally lose his roots and almost every aspect of their obscure music, becoming a conventional and normal death metal band, only in two or at last three song it’s audible the Gehenna’s personality.
xoomer.virgilio.it /francesco.matejka/gehennabio.htm   (540 words)

 Gehenna is not hell, is it?
The word "Gehenna" is properly translated "hell" in the King James Bible.
Even though the word "Gehenna" comes from the Valley of Hinnom, simply rendering it as "garbage dump" or "valley of waste disposal" or "burning garbage" could not be an accurate translations, because that's not what Jesus and the apostles meant when they used the word.
And "hell" accurately translates the meaning of the word "Gehenna." "Gehenna" is not a translation; it is just a transliteration (translating letters, but not meaning).
www.chick.com /ask/articles/gehenna.asp   (1457 words)

 Herbert W. Armstrong: To Hell and Back
Gehenna - the valley of Hinnom - is today a relatively pleasant place.
Gehenna, in short, is a far cry from the hell of Dante or from what this valley was like in Jesus day!
Gehenna is the third Greek word translated "hell." Gehenna, or the Valley of Hinnom, was located out-side of Jerusalem.
armstrongherbert.blogspot.com /2006/06/to-hell-and-back.html   (6979 words)

 Gehenna - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Gehenna is a transliteration from the Aramaic form of the Hebrew ge-hinnom, "valley of Hinnom." This latter form, however, is rare in the Old Testament, the prevailing name being "the valley of the son of Hinnom." Septuagint usually translates; where it transliterates the form is different from Gehenna and varies.
In the New Testament (King James Version margin) Gehenna occurs in Matthew 5:22,29,30; 10:28; 18:9; 23:15,33; Mark 9:43,15,47; Luke 12:5; James 3:6.
This is not to be explained on the principle that the New Testament speaks metaphorically of the state after death in terms of the body; it presupposes the resurrection.
www.studylight.org /enc/isb/view.cgi?number=T3716   (416 words)

 Daily Bible Study - Gehenna
The Hebrew name Hinnom when translated into Greek is gehenna, from which the translated word and concept of a burning "hell" originated (there is also another "hell" - see The Cool "Hell").
By the time of Jesus Christ, the deep, constantly-burning Valley of Hinnom was also known as the Valley of Gehenna, or Hell, and had taken on a popular image as the place "down there" where the wicked would eventually be cast into the flames for destruction.
Note: Jesus used the original word Gehenna, which is translated hell, in the above Scripture, but He obviously wasn't referring to the fires of the Valley of Hinnom.
www.keyway.ca /htm2004/20041125.htm   (331 words)

 BNR Metal Pages -- Gehenna   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Though Gehenna's most recent album (Murder) is in the death metal field, most of this Norwegian band's time has been spent in the fl metal camp.
With only scant traces of their fl roots, Gehenna has really gone full-tilt toward death metal, with even the vocal style abruptly shifting from the typical fl metal snarls of the early days toward a low-pitched death growl.
After several years of inactivity, the band is back with a new album, and somewhat of a new direction, as WW drops the death metal tendencies of their last couple of albums in favor of an old-school fl metal approach.
www.bnrmetal.com /groups/gehe.htm   (280 words)

 Amazon.com: Gehenna: Books: Dean Shomshak,Travis-Jason Feldstein,Christopher Kobar,Bjorn T Boe,Ari Marmell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
vampire: gehenna is the final conclusion to the metaplot of a great horror rpg.
The best part is that it gives the storyteller complete control and creativity in developing the climactic conclusion to her or his games.
There were apparently three primal forces in the universe, the Weaver, the Wyld, and the Wyrm--organization and stasis, insane fecundity, and entropic decay respectively.
www.amazon.com /Gehenna-Dean-Shomshak/dp/1588462463   (2190 words)

 The Bible Hell
A. 150, and Clement of Alexandria, A. 195, both employ Gehenna to designate the place of future punishment; but the first utters an opinion only of its meaning in a certain text, and the last was a Universalist and did not, of course, believe that Gehenna was the place of endless punishment.
We do not understand that a literal casting into Gehenna is here inculcated-as Clarke and Wynne teach-but that the severest of all punishments are due those who are contemptuous to others.
Dr. Parkhurst observes Hell-fire, literally Gehenna of fire, does "in its outward and primary sense, relate to that dreadful doom of being burnt alive in the valley of Hinnom." Schleusner: "Any severe punishment, especially a shameful kind of death was denominated Gehenna."
www.tentmaker.org /books/TheBibleHell.html   (17792 words)

Whereas to Israel the Gehenna, to which all but the perfectly righteous had been consigned at death, had proved a kind of purgatory, from which they were all ultimately delivered by Abraham, [Erub.
Levi stated: Gehenna has seven names, and they are: Nether-world (or 'Sheol'), Destruction, Pit (or, 'pit of destruction'), Tumultuous Pit, Miry Clay, Shadow of Death and the Underworld.
The mouth of hell approached the spot upon which Dathan, Abiram, and their families stood, and the ground under their feet grew so precipitous that they were not able to stand upright, but rolled to the opening and went quickly into the pit.
philologos.org /bpr/files/s019.htm   (10058 words)

 Chapter 14 (Hell & Heaven), Part I (HELL)
Jesus used “gehenna” to refer to hell eleven times, and James (a half-brother of Jesus) used it once.
19:20c), the ultimate and eternal “gehenna,” is described as the “second death” (20:14b).
This scene is reminiscent of “gehenna,” described earlier in this section.
www.tedmontgomery.com /bblovrvw/C_14a.html   (7463 words)

 Gehenna-- Neutral Evil Lawful
Each of Gehenna's four layers is a volcano floating freely in space, with a peak at both top and bottom.
The yugoloths live on Gehenna, although some claim the Gray Waste was their original home.
The yugoloths remain neutral in the Blood War, but that doesn't mean they're not involved.
www.geocities.com /gradasso/planes/gehenna.htm   (263 words)

 Gehenna biography @ Tartareandesire.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Gehenna was formed in January 1993 as a nameless project by Sanrabb, Dolgar and Sir Vereda.
They didn't give the band a name until they had enough material which would represent their voice.
The album was recorded in the first two months of 1998, and had 2 guest appearances by Sarcana on the album's title track and "Eater of The Dead".
www.tartareandesire.com /bands/gehenna.html   (1214 words)

 Hades, hell, sheol, gehenna
- - Gehenna is derived from the Hebrew, Ge-Hinnom, the valley of Hinnom.
We can see that the words gehenna, sheol, hades(hell) meant more to the authors of the original biblical manuscripts than simply a hole in the ground called a grave.
As you can see hell, hades, gehenna, and sheol were not used to denote the grave or death.
acharlie.tripod.com /bible_study/hell_hades.html   (671 words)

In a later period it was made a refuse dump and perpetual fires were maintained there to prevent pestilence.
Thus, in the New Testament, Gehenna became synonymous with hell.
Article "Gehenna" created on 18 October 1997; last modified on 27 April 2000 (Revision 2).
www.pantheon.org /articles/g/gehenna.html   (103 words)

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