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Meaning of ABADDON

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A*bad"don\ ([.a]*b[a^]d"d[u^]n), n. [Heb. [=a]badd[=o]n
destruction, abyss, fr. [=a]bad to be lost, to perish.]
1. The destroyer, or angel of the bottomless pit; -- the same
   as Apollyon and Asmodeus.

2. Hell; the bottomless pit. [Poetic]

         In all her gates, Abaddon rues Thy bold attempt.
                                               --Milton.

 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

destruction, the Hebrew name (equivalent to the Greek Apollyon, i.e., destroyer) of "the angel of the bottomless pit" (Rev. 9:11). It is rendered "destruction" in Job 28:22; 31:12; 26:6; Prov. 15:11; 27:20. In the last three of these passages the Revised Version retains the word "Abaddon." We may regard this word as a personification of the idea of destruction, or as sheol, the realm of the dead.

 
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