Hinnom

2 Kings 23:10

23:10 Hinnom. The highlight of King Josiah’s reforms was his elimination of child sacrifice by “defiling” the valley of Hinnom, where children had regularly been forced to pass through the fire burning in the outstretched arms of the “god” Molech. The valley was made the garbage dump of the city, and kept continually burning, having the perpetual appearance of an eternal lake of fire. The valley’s name finally became the name gehenna, meaning “hell,” the lake of fire “prepared for the devil” and all those who reject God’s salvation through Jesus Christ (Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:15).

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