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valley of the shadow of death

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  • n. A symbolic description of the world, meaning darkness and death are (symbolic) valleys on earth one must walk through, that is, part of the human experience
  • n. A very dangerous place.

Etymologies

Biblical. "Shadow of death" from the Hebrew צלמות (tzal "shadow" + mavet "death") c.f. Old Testament, Psalm 23. (Wiktionary)

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  • "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me."
    – Psalm 23: 4

    September 2, 2008