Holman Bible Dictionary
Hinnom, Valley of
The phrase “valley of Hinnom” in Hebrew may be transliterated ge-hinnom. The reputation of the valley was understood by the writers of the New Testament who transliterated the word into Greek as gehenna. That is the word attributed to Jesus as one of the several designations for hell (Matthew 5:22 ). Because of its ancient association with fiery sacrifices, the valley came to symbolize the place of torment reserved for those who reject God's offer of salvation. See Baal ; Gehenna ; Hell ; Jerusalem ; Molech.
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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Hinnom, Valley of'. Holman Bible Dictionary. http://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hbd/h/hinnom-valley-of.html. 1991.