Hebrew: הִנֹּם —transliteration: Hinnom
also known as: Hinnon
After the Exile, in order to show their abhorrence of this area, the Jews made the valley a city garbage dump, and it is supposed that a fire was kept continually burning there to destroy the garbage and its stench.
The Jews associated this valley with these two ideas: (1) that of the sufferings of the victims that had there been sacrificed; and (2) that of filth and corruption.
“It might be shown by infinite examples that the Jews expressed hell, or the place of the damned, by this word. The word Gehenna [the Greek contraction of Hinnom] was never used in the time of Christ in any other sense than to denote the place of future punishment.”
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