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by Wayne Blank
Where Is Abaddon?
Abaddon is from the Hebrew word pronounced aw-bawd-don. It means destruction, or to perish. The Greek version of the Hebrew word is Apollyon.
Abaddon is only found once in the New Testament, as shown in the verses from Revelation above. It is used to refer to destruction and death as a result of war, or more specifically, destruction caused by machines of war that were unknown at the time that the Scriptures were written. It's very plain what "winged chariots" are being described in those verses, as the illustration helps to make clear. No literal animal or insect is like what is described.
The Hebrew word Abaddon is also found in the Old Testament (the Old Testament was originally written mostly in Hebrew, the New Testament was written mostly in Greek). Most English translations translate "Abaddon" as destruction, as does the King James Version for all of the six times that the word is found in the Hebrew Scriptures.
"Destruction and death" (Job 28:22 KJV)
Fact Finder: (a) Is The Lord going to destroy those who destroy (i.e. those who cause great destruction of) His earth? (b) Is there a new Earth to come?