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Sep 16
2013

Geography of Hell

A few photos from Wikipedia of places where the final battle between good and evil will start, where children were sacrificed to Moloch, where from angels were pushed down and where demons used to gather.

Mount Of Azazel:

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This is Mount Azazel in the Judean Desert, to which the goat was sent, and from which it was pushed. Azazel is a term used three times in the Hebrew Bible, which has been traditionally understood either as a scapegoat, or in some traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, as the name of a fallen angel or demon. Azazello is a name of one of personages of great Bulgakov’ novel “Master and Margarita”. Informative and interesting article about Azazelo can be found here.

Mount Of Hermon (today ski resort):

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From Wikipedia: According to the Book of Enoch, which brings Azazel into connection with the Biblical story of the fall of the angels, located on Mount Hermon, a gathering-place of demons from of old (Enoch XIII.; compare Brandt, “Mandäische Theologie,” 1889, p. 38).

Mountain of Megiddo (Hill Of Megiddo):

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From Wikipedia: Armageddon will be, according to the Book of Revelation, the site of a battle during the end times, variously interpreted as either a literal or symbolic location. The term is also used in a generic sense to refer to any end of the world scenario.

The word “Armageddon” appears only once in the Greek New Testament, in Revelation 16:16. The word may come from Hebrew har məgiddô (הר מגידו), meaning “Mountain of Megiddo”. “Mount” Megiddo is not actually a mountain, but a tell (a hill created by many generations of people living and rebuilding on the same spot) on which ancient forts were built to guard the Via Maris, an ancient trade route linking Egypt with the northern empires of Syria, Anatolia and Mesopotamia. Megiddo was the location of various ancient battles, including one in the 15th century BC and one in 609 BC. Modern Megiddo is a town approximately 25 miles (40 km) west-southwest of the southern tip of the Sea of Galilee in the Kishon River area.

Valley of Hinnom (Gehenna):

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From Wikipedia: Gehenna (Greek γέεννα), Gehinnom (Rabbinical Hebrew: גהנום/גהנם) are terms derived from a place outside ancient Jerusalem known in the Hebrew Bible as the Valley of the Son of Hinnom (Hebrew: גֵיא בֶן־הִנֹּם or גיא בן-הינום); one of the two principal valleys surrounding the Old City.
In the Hebrew Bible, the site was initially where apostate Israelites and followers of various Ba’als and Caananite gods, including Moloch, sacrificed their children by fire (2 Chr. 28:3, 33:6). Thereafter it was deemed to be cursed (Jer. 7:31, 19:2-6).
In Jewish, Christian and Islamic scripture, Gehenna is a destination of the wicked.

Mount Of Sdom (Sodom):

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From Wikipedia: Divine judgment by Yahweh was then passed upon Sodom and Gomorrah along with two other neighboring cities that were completely consumed by fire and brimstone. Neighboring Zoar (Bela) was the only city to be spared during that day of judgment.[Deut.29:23][Gen.10:19] In Abrahamic traditions, Sodom and Gomorrah have become synonymous with impenitent sin, and their fall with a proverbial manifestation of God’s wrath.

Lucas van Leyden: Lot and his daughters:

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