Word Summary
Hinnom: a valley Southwest of Jer
Original Word: הִנֹּם
Transliteration: Hinnom
Phonetic Spelling: (hin-nome')
Part of Speech: Proper Name Location
Short Definition: a valley Southwest of Jer
Meaning: Ben-hinnom -- a valley Southwest of Jerusalem
Strong's Concordance

Probably of foreign origin; Hinnom, apparently a Jebusite -- Hinnom.


H2011. Hinnom

הִנֹּםproper name, masculine (derivation & meaning dubious; according to Sim Bö Gf and others = wailing, Arabic from cries of children (see below), but this improbable) — only in ׳גֵּי(גֵּיא)בֶןהֿ‎, & abbreviated ׳ג ׳ה‎,

proper name, of a location of valley south of Jerusalem, (ᵐ5φάραγγα Ὀνομ Joshua 15:8 (twice in verse) Σονναμ 18:16; Ταιεννα 18:16; Ταιβενθομ2 Chronicles 28:3, ᵐ5L φάρ. Βενεννομ; γὲ βανὲ Ἑννομ) 33:6, ᵐ5L γῇ Βενεννομ; elsewhere usually φάρ. (υιὁῦ) Ἑννομ) — compare below גַּיְא‎; — as mere topographical term בֶןהִֿנֹּם גֵּי‎, boundary between Judah & Benjamin Joshua 15:8; 18:16; also ה ׳גֵּי15:8; 18:16 (all P) compare Nehemiah 11:30; elsewhere always ׳גּ ׳בֶןהֿ‎ (2 Kings 23:10 Kt has הנם בני גּי‎, Qr & ᵑ9 ᵐ5‎ singular), & always with reference to the sacrifice of children by fire, 23:10; 2 Chronicles 28:3; 33:6; Jeremiah 7:31-32, 19:2, 6; 32:35; on account of this inhuman & idolatrous practice it was abhorred by priest & prophet, & defiled by Josiah; this conception afterward developed, through Isaiah 66:24, into Jewish Gehinnom (compare WeberSynagog. Theol. 326 ff. DiBuch Henoch. 131 f.) & NT γέεννα. On locality compare RobBR ii. 273 f. ToblTopogr. ii 39 ff. BdPal 103; modern name (of lower half of valley, toward southeast) Wady er-Rabâbi.