Saturday, March 17, 2007

(13 Mar) 9th blog

Ok, I guess I thought this was a little interesting. In the bible, when Jesus talks about what we refer to as 'hell', the proper translation is generally 'gehenna'. This was a firey rubbish tip in a valley called the Valley of Hinnom where, in the Old Testament, Israelites would often throw children as sacrifices. God said this was detestable (which is interesting considering many christians think he will do the same to the 'unsaved').

This is a recent picture of the place, which shows it is now a garden. I'd love to go there some time. I heard it gets quite hot.

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