Definition of Gehenna in English:


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Pronunciation: /gəˈhɛnə
(In Judaism and the New Testament) hell.


via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek geenna, from Hebrew gē' hinnōm 'hell', literally 'valley of Hinnom', a place near Jerusalem where children were sacrificed to Baal (Jer. 19:5,6).

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