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Gehenna

Gehenna Meaning and Origin

The name Gehenna is a girl’s name meaning “the valley of Hinnom” and is of Hebrew origin. Gehenna is a term that has both historical and religious connotations. Historically, Gehenna was a valley located in Jerusalem, south of the city walls. In Hebrew, it was known as “Ge-Hinnom,” which means “Valley of Hinnom.” This valley was used as a place for human sacrifice during the time of the Israelite kings, and later became a garbage dump where trash was burned. Religiously, Gehenna is associated with the concept of the afterlife in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. In Judaism, Gehenna is believed to be a place of punishment for the wicked after death. In Christianity, Gehenna is also referred to as “hell,” and is often depicted as a place of eternal punishment for those who have rejected God. In Islam, Gehenna is known as Jahannam, and is a place of punishment for those who have disobeyed Allah. The term Gehenna has also been used in popular culture, often as a synonym for hell or a place of suffering. It has appeared in literature, music, and film, and is sometimes used metaphorically to describe a place or situation that is unpleasant or difficult to endure.

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