Was Hell the name of the garbage pit outside of Jerusalem?
I was told the concept of "hell" began in a garbage pit. That if you did well, or good, in life, you had the means to be buried in a regular grave. If you died poor your carcass was tossed in the dump. Decay and.often flames happened to those bodies tossed down into the pit suggesting eternal flames and the rendering of flesh. Is any of this factual?
The place was called Gehenna, and was in the valley of Hinnom. This was the place where children were sacrificed to Molech. Also rubbish and carcasses were thrown over the walls Luckily such things no longer happen there.
It's Gehenna. In the olden days, Gehenna was used as a refuse dump for garbage & to burn carcasses after a sacrifice. Gehenna was known as a toxic, hot place so the idea of hell was borrowed from Gehenna.
Since Gehenna is known as a place of decay, this idea metamorphosized into hell. Hell is considered to be the place of decay, rot, & the ultimate toxicity. It is also supposed to be hot w/everlasting fires to torment souls into eternity & beyond.
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