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Down to Gehenna

June 24th, 2004

I can remember discovering, with something of a shock, that Armageddon was a real place (modern Megiddo). So, I shouldn’t have been too surprised to find out today that Gehenna is the name of a valley near Jerusalem, bearing no obvious marks of being on the road to eternal damnation. I also got to see Golgotha and Mount Zion – I don’t think my reading of Biblical allusions will be quite the same after this.

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  1. June 25th, 2004 at 03:26 | #1

    Great trip!

  2. Homer Paxton
    June 25th, 2004 at 12:32 | #2

    JQ, I don’t think you will find Gehenna referred to as Armageddon in the O/T or Hebrew bible depending on your view.

  3. theilliterateones
    June 25th, 2004 at 13:31 | #3

    You got to see Golgotha? We are so jealous.
    -=the Illiterate Ones=-

  4. June 25th, 2004 at 15:20 | #4

    It probably adds a certain piquance to your thinking on Palestine as well.

  5. JohnG
    June 26th, 2004 at 18:36 | #5

    Gehenna was the rubbish dump in the first century so it was a smoky, burning, rotting place.
    I hope you sang ‘Always look on the bright side’ at Golgotha

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