Torment

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Tim
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Torment

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Luk 16:28 For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.

Torment = G931 = basanos = Perhaps remotely from the same as G939 (through the notion of going to the bottom); a touch stone, that is, (by analogy) torture: - torment.

Basanos - Judicial Torture in Ancient Greece

Basanos means torture or “touchstone”.
This word originally referred to a dark-colored stone that was used to test the purity of gold.
Later, the use of torture as a legal technique of truth-seeking was named after the stone

It is interesting to note the overlap of torment with revealing truth. It may be that those in Hades experience the discomfort of truth from which there is no escape.

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