Gehenna and the Land Promise

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The Creation Concept


Gehenna and the land promise

The Bishop, the Ghost, and Gehenna

Calvin on Gehenna

Gehenna in Mark 9:43-48

Gehenna in the 'Love Wins' controversy

Darkening the sun

Jewish fables about Gehenna

Walter Balfour on Gehenna

The judgment of Gehenna

Gehenna applies to the church, not the world

Hope in Gehenna?

Jeremiah's extension of Jerusalem

Armageddon, Jehosaphat, and Gehenna

Valleys in Prophecy

The valley of the mountains

New discoveries about Gehenna

Is Gehenna the same as the lake of fire?

Gehenna vs. hell in Matthew 5:29

N.T. Wright, preterism, and Gehenna

The fire of the Gospel

God's sword in prophecy

The Gospel and the Land Promise

The Great Light


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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