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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Gehenna, Tartarusnoun

    a place where the wicked are punished after death

Wiktionary

  1. gehennanoun

    one of various hells in Abrahamic religions, being the hell into which sinners are cast after judgment for eternal suffering

    Etymology: via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek γέεννα, from Hebrew גֵּיהִנּוֹם (ge'henom) ‘hell’, literally ‘valley of Hinnom’

  2. gehennanoun

    depending on interpretation of religious texts, one of various names for just one hell

    Etymology: via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek γέεννα, from Hebrew גֵּיהִנּוֹם (ge'henom) ‘hell’, literally ‘valley of Hinnom’

  3. gehennanoun

    a place of suffering and misery

    Etymology: via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek γέεννα, from Hebrew גֵּיהִנּוֹם (ge'henom) ‘hell’, literally ‘valley of Hinnom’

  4. Gehennanoun

    In Judaism and the New Testament the place where some or all spirits are believed to go after death.

    Etymology: via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek γέεννα, from Hebrew גֵּיהִנּוֹם (ge'henom) ‘hell’, literally ‘valley of Hinnom’

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gehennanoun

    the valley of Hinnom, near Jerusalem, where some of the Israelites sacrificed their children to Moloch, which, on this account, was afterward regarded as a place of abomination, and made a receptacle for all the refuse of the city, perpetual fires being kept up in order to prevent pestilential effluvia. In the New Testament the name is transferred, by an easy metaphor, to Hell

    Etymology: [L. Gehenna, Gr. Ge`enna, Heb. G Hinnm.]

Freebase

  1. Gehenna

    Gehenna, Gehinnom and Yiddish Gehinnam, are terms derived from a place outside ancient Jerusalem known in the Hebrew Bible as the Valley of the Son of Hinnom; one of the two principal valleys surrounding the Old City. In the Hebrew Bible, the site was initially where apostate Israelites and followers of various Ba'als and Caananite gods, including Moloch, sacrificed their children by fire. Thereafter it was deemed to be cursed. In Jewish, Christian and Islamic scripture, Gehenna is a destination of the wicked. This is different from the more neutral Sheol/Hades, the abode of the dead, though the King James version of the Bible translates both with the Anglo-Saxon word Hell.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gehenna

    ge-hen′a, n. the valley of Hinnom, near Jerusalem, in which the Israelites sacrificed their children to Moloch, and to which, at a later time, the refuse of the city was conveyed to be slowly burned—hence (N.T.) hell. [L.,—Heb. Ge, valley of, and Hinnom.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Gehenna

    the valley of Hinnom, on the S. of Jerusalem, with Tophet (q. v.) at its eastern end; became the symbol of hell from the fires kept burning in it night and day to consume the poisonous gases of the offal accumulated in it.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gehenna in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gehenna in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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    Down to Gehenna or up to the Throne, He travels fastest who travels alone.

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