Word Study on Hell
Word Study on Hell

Gehenna (Greek)

Strongs definition: γέεννα, of Hebrew origin (H1516 and H2011); the valley of (the son of) Hinnom; gehenna (or Ge-Hinnom), a valley of Jerusalem, used (figuratively) as a name for the place (or state) of everlasting punishment:—hell.
Appearances: Total x12
hell (9x),
hellfire (with G4442) (3x)
What does it refer to?
the Hebrew Ge-Hinnom refers to a physical location also called the valley of Tophet). People used to perform child sacrifices to the pagan god Molech.
It refers to the ‘Lake of fire.’ (interchangeable) (everlasting)
What happened at this location?
2 Kings 23:10; And he defiled Topheth, which is in the valley of the children of Hinnom, that no man might make his son or his daughter to pass through the fire to Molech.
2 Chron. 28:3; 33:6;
2 Chron 28:3 Moreover he burnt incense in the valley of the son of Hinnom, and burnt his children in the fire, after the abominations of the heathen whom the LORD had cast out before the children of Israel.
Jer. 7:31-32; 19:5;
Jer 7:31-32 - 31 And they have built the high places of Tophet, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my heart. 32 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that it shall no more be called Tophet, nor the valley of the son of Hinnom, but the valley of slaughter: for they shall bury in Tophet, till there be no place.
Who will go there?
Sinners, those who are unrepentant and have not trusted Christ, death, hell (hades), the devil, and his angels, the beast, the false prophet, and those who received the mark of the beast (Rev 14:9-11).
Length of its duration
It will continue to torment for eternity.
[Mat 5:30 KJV] 30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast [it] from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not [that] thy whole body should be cast into hell.
[Luk 12:5 KJV] 5 But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.
[Jas 3:6 KJV] 6 And the tongue [is] a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.
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