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

6Sheol is naked before God,
and Abaddon has no covering.

Prov 27:20

20Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied,
and human eyes are never satisfied.

Job 28:22

22Abaddon and Death say,
‘We have heard a rumor of it with our ears.’

Ps 88:10-12

10Do you work wonders for the dead?
Do the shades rise up to praise you? Selah11Is your steadfast love declared in the grave,
or your faithfulness in Abaddon?12 ... View more

Rev 9:11

11They have as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit; his name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek he is called Apollyon.

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