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Hinnom

People's Dictionary of the Bible

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Hinnom (hîn'nom), perhaps lamentation. The valley of the son or sons of Hinnom, or, more concisely, the valley of Hinnom, the boundary between Judah and Benjamin. Joshua 15:8; Joshua 18:16. It was the place where children were made "to pass through the fire to Molech," and was defiled by Josiah, in order to extinguish forever such detestable rites. 2 Kings 23:10; 2 Chronicles 28:3; 2 Chronicles 33:6; Jeremiah 7:31-32; Jeremiah 19:2; Jeremiah 19:6; Jeremiah 32:35. It is mentioned after the captivity again as the frontier of Judah and Benjamin. Nehemiah 11:30. From the fires of Moloch and from the defilement of the valley, comp. Isaiah 30:33; Isaiah 66:24, if not from the supposed everburning funeral fires, the later Jews applied the name of the valley (in the Septuagint Geënna), to the place of eternal suffering for lost angels and men; and in this sense it is used in the New Testament. Matthew 5:22; Matthew 5:29-30; Matthew 10:28; Mark 9:43; Mark 9:45; Mark 9:47; Luke 12:5; James 3:6.

Bibliography Information
Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Hinnom'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​rpd/​h/hinnom.html. 1893.
 
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