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Older commentaries give the location as below the southern wall of ancient Jerusalem, stretching from the foot of Mount Zion eastward past the Tyropoeon to the Kidron Valley. However the Tyropoeon Valley is usually no longer associated with the Valley of Hinnom because during the period of Ahaz and Manasseh , the Tyropoeon lay within the city walls and child sacrifice would have been practiced outside the walls of the city.
Smith ,  Dalman ,  Bailey  and Watson  identify the Wadi ar-Rababi, which fits the description of Joshua that Hinnom valley ran east to west and lay outside the city walls. According to Joshua, the valley began at En-rogel. Day, Heider, and Mosca believe that the Molech cult took place in the valley of Hinnom at the Topheth.
A minority of scholars have attempted to argue that the Bible does not portray actual child sacrifice, but only dedication to the god by fire; however, they are judged to have been "convincingly disproved" Hay, The next chronological reference to the valley is at the time of King Ahaz of Judah who sacrificed his sons there according to 2 Chron.
Since Hezekiah , his legitimate son by the daughter of the High Priest, succeeded him as king, this, if literal, is assumed to mean children by unrecorded pagan wives or concubines. Debate remains as to whether the phrase "cause his children to pass through the fire" referred to a religious ceremony or to literal child sacrifice.
Valley of Hinnom, The Book of Isaiah does not mention Gehenna by name, but the "burning place" in which the Assyrian army is to be destroyed, may be read "Topheth", and the final verse of Isaiah which concerns of those that have rebelled against God, Isaiah In the reign of Josiah a call came from Jeremiah to destroy the shrines in Topheth and to end the practice Jeremiah , It is recorded that Josiah destroyed the shrine of Molech on Topheth to prevent anyone sacrificing children there in 2 Kings A final purely geographical reference is found in Neh.
This may also include addition of the phrase " second death ", as in the final chapter of the Book of Isaiah , where the Hebrew version does not mention either Gehinnom or the Second Death, whereas the Targums add both.
In this the Targums are parallel to the Gospel of Mark addition of "Gehenna" to the quotation of the Isaiah verses describing the corpses "where their worm does not die".
Bereshith 6. Rosh Hashanah 16b:7a; b. Bereshith 28b. Gehenna is considered a purgatory -like place where the wicked go to suffer until they have atoned for their sins. It is stated in most Jewish sources that the maximum amount of time a sinner can spend in Gehenna is one year.
According to the Talmud, there are also four people who do not get a share in Olam Ha-Ba. The worst part of Gehenna is called Tzoah Rotachat. He maintained that in this loathsome valley fires were kept burning perpetually to consume the filth and cadavers thrown into it. However, Hermann Strack and Paul Billerbeck state that there is neither archaeological nor literary evidence in support of this claim, in either the earlier intertestamental or the later rabbinic sources.
There is evidence however that the southwest shoulder of this valley Ketef Hinnom was a burial location with numerous burial chambers that were reused by generations of families from as early as the seventh until the fifth century BC. The use of this area for tombs continued into the first centuries BC and AD. By 70 AD, the area was not only a burial site but also a place for cremation of the dead with the arrival of the Tenth Roman Legion , who were the only group known to practice cremation in this region.
According to most Jewish sources, the period of purification or punishment is limited to only 12 months and every Sabbath day is excluded from punishment.
Maimonides declares, in his 13 principles of faith , that the descriptions of Gehenna, as a place of punishment in rabbinic literature, were pedagocically motivated inventions to encourage respect of the Torah commandements by mankind, which had been regarded as immature.
The term is used 11 times in these writings. The Book of Revelation describes Hades being cast into the lake of fire Revelation However, unlike later translations, Halja Matt is reserved for Hades,  and Gehenna is transliterated to Gaiainnan Matt , which surprisingly is the opposite to modern translations that translate Gehenna into Hell and leave Hades untranslated see below.
All translate Sheol and Hades in a different fashion. The edition renders it as Hades. In texts in Greek, and consistently in the Eastern Orthodox Church , the distinctions present in the originals were often maintained. Fire imagery is attributed primarily to Gehenna, which is most commonly mentioned as Gehenna the Fiery Геенна огненная , and appears to be synonymous to the Lake of Fire. Earlier editions left all three names untranslated. The 16th century Tyndale and later translators had access to the Greek, but Tyndale translated both Gehenna and Hades as same English word, Hell.
Some Christian scholars, however, have suggested that Gehenna may not be synonymous with the Lake of Fire , but a prophetic metaphor for the horrible fate that awaited the many civilians killed in the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.
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Douglas Netchurch is summoned to the Middle East, where two factions of vampires fight over the child of a Thin Blood. As well as covering the various factions and powerful players on the world stage of the Jyhad , it also introduces the Withering and has general advice for Storytellers running a Gehenna chronicle. Chapter Two: Wormwood A Gehenna scenario in which God brings judgement on all vampires through Wormwood , destroying them utterly — except perhaps for a few Chosen who might survive. Chapter Three: Fair is Foul A scenario in which the traditional vampire creation myth of Caine turns out to be only part of the story, and it is neither Caine nor God who comes to pass judgement on the Kindred. Chapter Five: The Crucible of God In a reversal of the Nightshade scenario, this version of Gehenna begins with the end of the Masquerade, and the ensuing war between Kindred and Kine awakens the Antediluvians who seek to ascend to godhood Chapter Six: Storytelling An in-depth discussion of how to run a Gehenna chronicle. Appendix: Characters Stats and background for the major characters, featured in each of the scenarios.
Gazshura Which comes in handy, when several months later, the Gauntlet starts falling apart, and the Avatar storms seeps the face of Earth, killing any Awakened it comes in contact with. What Lilith does includes calling some sea Or maybe a random blood-tsunami popping up from thin air to destroy everything? Both groups know the intrinsic value of the Sect but debate how it should play out. I could absolutely see it as something that was covered up by things like the war in Iraq and the Arab spring.
Older commentaries give the location as below the southern wall of ancient Jerusalem, stretching from the foot of Mount Zion eastward past the Tyropoeon to the Kidron Valley. However the Tyropoeon Valley is usually no longer associated with the Valley of Hinnom because during the period of Ahaz and Manasseh , the Tyropoeon lay within the city walls and child sacrifice would have been practiced outside the walls of the city. Smith ,  Dalman ,  Bailey  and Watson  identify the Wadi ar-Rababi, which fits the description of Joshua that Hinnom valley ran east to west and lay outside the city walls. According to Joshua, the valley began at En-rogel. Day, Heider, and Mosca believe that the Molech cult took place in the valley of Hinnom at the Topheth.