Metaphysical meaning of Gehenna (mbd)
Gehenna, ge-henn-a (fr. Heb.)--valley of Hinnom; valley of lamentation; valley of groaning (because of the cries and groans of the victims).
A valley south of Jerusalem where the refuse of the city was burned. (The word Gehenna is not used in the American Standard Version, but it is the same as the Valley of Hinnom.)
Meta. The purifying fires of the soul are symbolized by the fires of Gehenna. (See HELL, and HINNOM, for further explanation.)
Preceding Entry: Gehazi
Following Entry: Geliloth