Yes it seems like one would have to make a leap towards it being a literal interpretation of Hell. One would have to question, why use such vivid portrayals of the text? It seems to only be a form of scare tactics, if not a literal portrayal of the place itself.

But you are right, it seems like very few actually had a true idea of what Hell is like.

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