2022-03-20 Religion Today – Importance of Gehenna, Mar Saba, St. Catherine’s Monestery and the Secret Gospel of Mark
Host Martin Tanner explains “Hell” is a northern-European Norse word for the underworld. Jesus used the Aramaic word “Gehenna” which is poorly translated as “Hell” in the King James and other Bible versions. Gehenna is a small gorge at the edge of ancient Jerusalem where garbage was tossed and burned. When Jesus tells people they are in danger of Gehenna, he is saying you are in danger of becoming worthless. Martin also explains how St. Catherine’s Monastery at the base of Mt. Sinai has an ancient, exquisite painting entitled the “Ladder of Ascent to Become Divine” or “Ladder of Divine Ascent, of special meaning to Latter-day Saints. Martin also explains why the ancient Mar Saba Library adjacent to the Kidron Valley is of importance because the “Secret Gospel of Mark” was found there, which contains what appears to be a description of an early Christian ritual like the LDS Temple Endowment.
Published: Saturday March 19, 2022