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Gehenʹna (Hebrew, g hard)

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The place of eternal torment. Strictly speaking, it means simply the Valley of Hinnom (Ge-Hinnom), where sacrifices to Moloch were offered and where refuse of all sorts was subsequently cast, for the consumption of which fires were kept constantly burning.

“And made his grove


The pleasant valley of Hinnom, Tophet thence

And black Gehenna called, the type of hell.”


Milton: Paradise Lost, book i. 403–5.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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