Abaddon

Abaddon (Uh-bad´uhn; Heb., “destruction”)

1. In the OT, the dwelling place of the dead. It is used as a synonym for Sheol, the Hebrew term for the underworld (Job 26:6; Prov 27:20), and is closely associated with death and the grave (Job 28:22; Ps 88:10-12). 2. In the NT, the Hebrew name for the ruler of the Abyss, whose Greek name was Apollyon, “the Destroyer” (Rev 9:11).

Job 26:6

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Prov 27:20

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Job 28:22

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Ps 88:10-12

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Rev 9:11

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