A Pocket Cyclopaedia; Brief Explanations Of Religious Terms As Understood By Universalists

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byJohn Wesley Hanson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ... "): "In the Old Testament it is merely the pleasant valley of Hinnom (Ge Hinnom), subsequently desecrated and defiled by Josiah; on this account used, according to the Jewish tradition, as the common sewerage of the city. The corpses of the worst criminals were flung into it unburied, and fires were lit to purify the contaminated air. It then became a word which secondarily implied (1) the severest judgment which a judge could pass upon a criminal, the casting forth of his unburied corpse amid the fires and worms of this polluted valley; and (2) a punishment, which to the Jews as a body never meant an endless punishment beyond the grave. Hell must, be a complete mistranslation, since it attributes to the term used by Christ a sense entirely different from that in which it was used by our Lord's hearers, and, therefore, entirely different from the sense in which he could have used it." Origen says (c. Celsus, vi. 25) that Gehenna denotes (1) the Vale of Hinnom and (2) a purificatory fire ('. ten meta basanon katharsin) The Jewish authorities say (Mishna), "The judgment of Gehenna is for twelve months." (Asarath Maamaroth) "There will hereafter be no Gehenna." (Emech Hammelech) "The wicked stay in Gehenna till the resurrection, and then the Messiah, passing through it, redeems them." Whatever Gehenna means or does not mean, endless punishment is a doctrine that derives no support from the use of Gehenna in the Bible. Hanson's "Bible Hell;" "Universalist Book of Beference." General Judgment.--(See "Day of Judgment," "Judgment.") The general "judgment" or "day of judgment" is (1) now (John xii. 31; Isa. xliii., xxxiv.; Jer....

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ... "): "In the Old Testament it is merely the pleasant valley of Hinnom (Ge Hinnom), subsequently desecrated and ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217664571

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