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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Hell or Arka
of the Jewish Cabalists, divided into seven lodges, one under another (Joseph ben Abraham Gikatilla)—   1
Presiding Angel.*
(1) GehennomThe heat 60 times that of fire. (Here it “snows fire”)Absalom and Israelites who break the LawKushiel
(2) The Gates of Death” 60 times hotter than No. 1DoegLahaticl
(3) The Shadow of Death” 60 times hotter than No. 2KorahShaftiel
(4) The Pit of Corruption” 60 times hotter than No. 3JeroboamMaccathiel
(5) The Mire of Clay” 60 times hotter than No. 4AhabChutriel
(6) A baddon” 60 times hotter than No. 5MicahPasiel
(7) Sheol” 60 times hotter than No. 6, or 420 times hotter than fireElisha, son of Abuya, Sabbath - breakers, idolators, and uncircumcisedDalkiet
   * All these presidents are under Duma, the Angel of Silence, who keops the three keys of the three gates of neil.   2
   In the Buddhist system there are 136 places of punishment after death, where the dead are sent according to their degree of demerit. (See EUPHEMISMS.)   3



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