Abaddon

Abaddon was a Hebrew term that meant destruction or doom.  The Greek term appeared in the Bible as both a place of destruction and an angel of the abyss.  In Revelation, an angel called Abaddon is described as the king of an army of locusts.  In English, it is often translated as the destroyer.  This Hebrew word “Abaddon” was used in Job, the Psalms, and Proverbs, usually associated with Sheol and destruction.  Some of the Dead Sea Scrolls talk about a Sheol of Abaddon.  Revelation had Abaddon as an individual entity instead of a place.  There was even a description of this Destroyer.  He was the king of a plague of locusts resembling horses with crowned human faces, women’s hair, lions’ teeth, wings, iron breast-plates, and a tail with a scorpion’s stinger that torments for five months anyone who does not have the seal of God on their foreheads.  Is this the anti-Christ, the devil, or Satan?  On the other hand, he may an angel of God trying to destruct things under God’s guidance.  Is it Jesus himself after his resurrection?

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