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Abbreviated form of Gey Ben Hinnom, ‘Valley of Ben Hinnom’, a place where children were burned in fire in the worship of Molech (2 Kings 23: 10). Because of the association with burning in fire the name Gehinnom (or, from the Greek, Gehenna) became the name in post-biblical Judaism (and in the New Testament) for the place of torment of the wicked after death. Thus Gehinnom and its opposite Gan Eden are synonymous with heaven and hell.

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