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Comment 26 by Ignorant Amos :

Comment 23 by Marcus Small

In what way does that concept correspond to the concepts conveyed by, gehenna, Tartarus, hades and sheol?

Hell is not 'gehenna, Tartarus, hades and sheol'...it's not even spelt the same let alone be synonymous.

I think that's my point. Words are signs which convey concepts, sometimes more than one. Moreover they don't always convey those concepts unambiguously. With regard to gehenna, Tartarus, hades and sheol, two are Greek, one is Hebrew the other is a Greek transliteration of an Aramaic word.

All of them are translated by the English word hell.

Human self identity like the words we use to describe it, is not as easy to pin down.

Human beings like their words and ideas will not submit easily to identifiers of another's convenience.

Fri, 08 Jun 2012 18:25:12 UTC | #946385