The Basics of Judaism: Messiah and the Next World (including Reward & Punishment): Gehinnom:
What is Gehinnom?
Gehinnom is the name given to Hell in the Rabbinic literature.
The name was borrowed from that of a real valley (see Joshua
15:2,8 and 18:16; 2 Kings 23:10; 2 Chron.28:3 and 33:6; Jeremiah
7:31-32 and 19:2,6; Nehemiah 11:30) where burnings took place.
See also Isaiah 30:33; Jeremiah 19:11-13; Job 17:6.
Punishment in Gehinnom lasts only for up to 12 months,
except for certain major sinners. Isaiah 66:24 must be
referring to it when he speaks of the fire that is not
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