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Abaddon(əbăd`ən), Hebrew name of ApollyonApollyon
[Gr.,=Destroyer], in the Book of Revelation, name of the angel of the bottomless pit. See Satan; hell.
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in Western monotheistic religions, eternal abode of souls damned by the judgment of God. The souls in hell are deprived forever of the sight of God. The punishment of hell is generally analogized to earthly fire.
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angel in charge of Sheol’s bottomless pit. [N.T.: Revelation 9:11; 20:1–3]
angel of the abyss; king of locusts. [N.T.: Revelation 9:11]
place of destruction. [N.T.: Revelation 9:11; Br. Lit.: Paradise Lost]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
1. the Devil (Revelation 9:11)
2. (in rabbinical literature) a part of Gehenna; Hell
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