It might be an unusual argument for universalism or at least a terminable punishment, but what do you think about?
They were not allowed to kill them but only to torture them for five months. And the agony they suffered was like that of the sting of a scorpion when it strikes.
During those days people will seek death but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them.
This sounds like an extraordinary fierce punishment within the context, however if everlasting torment were true, this would be a joke against it. Do you think this is a valid argument for terminable punishment or am I overinterpreting or missinterpreting things?