- Bibliotheca Sacra
The first article in this series discussed the development of the concept of Gehenna in the Old Testament and the intertestamental period. It was observed that this concept is rooted in the literature of intertestamental Judaism, specifically within the more narrowly defined subject of apocalyptic eschatology, and that several ideas were associated with the concept. In contrast to this variety, the New Testament presents Gehenna as the final eschatological punishment for the wicked. The aim of this study is to confirm and amplify this latter idea based on New Testament texts and vocabulary.