Gehenna , also called Gehinnom , abode of the damned in the afterlife in Jewish and Christian eschatology the doctrine of last things. This practice was carried out by the Israelites during the reigns of King Solomon in the 10th century bc and King Manasseh in the 7th century bc and continued until the Babylonian Exile in the 6th century bc. Gehenna later was made a garbage centre to discourage a reintroduction of such sacrifices. Mentioned several times in the New Testament e. Info Print Cite. Submit Feedback. Thank you for your feedback.
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Gehenna was created before Paradise; the former on the second day and the latter on the third. I hope never again to see the sight that might well have suggested Gehenna to a less active imagination than Dante's. Gehenna has sixteen mouths, four toward each cardinal point.
Gehenna or Gehinnom literally translated as "Valley of Hinnom" is thought to be a small valley in Jerusalem. In the Hebrew Bible , Gehenna was initially where some of the kings of Judah sacrificed their children by fire. In rabbinic literature , Gehenna is also a destination of the wicked.