Gehenna is the Greek name of a valley called "the valley of Hinnom," within the land of promise. On this page the significance of Gehenna is explored in the light of the land promises.
The promised land was prominent in the promises made to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, which include the promise that in Abraham's seed, all the families of the earth will be blessed. Paul called this promise the gospel, in Galatians 3:8.
Various locations, and geographic features in the land of promise that are mentioned in scripture are associated with revelations about the gospel, and Gehenna is one of them.
The significance of the promise of the land in the New Testament, and in the light of the gospel, was investigated by W.D. Davies and his results were published in his book The Gospel and the Land: Early Christianity and Jewish Territorial Doctrine. [U. of California Press, 1974.]
The studies presented here use the results of the thesis outlined by Davies. These were originally a series blog posts, some of the written in response to reviews of Rob Bell's book, Love Wins.
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