Armilus


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Armilus

legendary name of anti-Messiah. [Judaism: Wigoder, 41]
See: Enemy
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In this dark age we are all the armilus, antichrist, and dajjal until we stand up for the one in all of us."
It received its name from the first biblical word of the famous Song of the Red Sea in the book of Exodus (14:30), around which its author organized the midrashic output--"Thus the Lord saved (va-Yosha)." The text abounds with eschatological and messianic overtones, similar to other texts from this period, the best known of which is the Book of Zeruhavel, and it also makes direct reference to the figure Armilus, a sort of antichrist character.