King Abaddon (Rev 9:11)

“They have as their king

Over them

The angel

Of the bottomless pit.

His name in Hebrew

Is Abaddon.

In Greek,

He is called Apollyon.”

ἔχουσιν ἐπ’ αὐτῶν βασιλέα τὸν ἄγγελον τῆς ἀβύσσου, ὄνομα αὐτῷ Ἑβραϊστί Ἀβαδδών καὶ ἐν τῇ Ἑλληνικῇ ὄνομα ἔχει Ἀπολλύων.

John said, “They have (ἔχουσιν) as their king over them (ἐπ’ αὐτῶν βασιλέα) the angel (τὸν ἄγγελον) of the bottomless pit (τῆς ἀβύσσου).  His name (ὄνομα αὐτῷ) in Hebrew (Ἑβραϊστί) is Abaddon (Ἀβαδδών).  In Greek (καὶ ἐν τῇ Ἑλληνικῇ), he is called (ὄνομα ἔχει) Apollyon (Ἀπολλύων).”  John said that the locusts had a king, the angel of the bottomless pit.  In fact, John gave the name of this evil angel in both Hebrew and Greek.  Abaddon was the angel of the abyss, a destroyer angel or a place of destruction.  Apollyon had the same meaning in Greek.  Obviously, both these words appear only here Revelation and not in any other canonical biblical Greek NT writing.  This was some kind of vague reference to Sheol or the underground, as opposed to the heavens and the earth.  These five month stinging locusts had an angel king called the destroyer.  Do you care about the Hebrew or Greek name of this angel king of the bottomless pit?


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