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Catholic Word of the Day: GEHENNA (Hinnom, 10-17-11 ^ | 10-17-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary

Posted on 10/17/2011 9:16:54 AM PDT by Salvation

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GEHENNA (Hinnom)

A valley southwest of Jerusalem which developed an evil reputation among Jews because of idolatrous and barbarous events that took place there during the reigns of Ahaz and Manasseh (II Chronicles 28:1-4, 33:1-6). Jeremiah deplored the superstitious excesses and renamed it the Valley of Slaughter (Jeremiah 7:32). Yahweh warned the inhabitants it would become a "city of desolation" (Jeremiah 19:8). In the New Testament the name in Hebrew acquired the meaning of Hell. Jesus used it on numerous occasions, warning sinners they would be condemned to Hell if they continued their sinful ways (Matthew 5:22, 5:29; Mark 9:43).

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; History; Theology
KEYWORDS: catholic; catholiclist; hell
The different meanings from the Old to the New Testament were interesting to me.

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1 posted on 10/17/2011 9:17:02 AM PDT by Salvation
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2 posted on 10/17/2011 9:19:38 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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whatever differences it has....I’m staying away from there.

3 posted on 10/17/2011 9:20:35 AM PDT by shiva
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