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Abbott's Illustrated New Testament
Revelation 9



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Verse 1

Fall; descend. The star represents an angel of God, as is evident from the language which follows.

Verse 3

Locusts, representing ravaging armies.

Verse 5

That they should not kill them; that they should not utterly destroy the nations which they conquered.--Five months; that is, for a moderate season, represented by five months, in allusion to the period during which the activity of the locust continues.

Verse 11

Abaddon; the Destroyer. There is a greater degree of unanimity than usual among those commentators who consider particular events prefigured by these several symbols, in applying this vision, called up by the sounding of the fifth trumpet, to the conquests of the Saracens. The description of the locusts is considered as peculiarly adapted to represent the character, appearance, and habits, of the Arabian troops, by which those conquests were achieved.


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Abbott, John S. C. & Abbott, Jacob. "Commentary on Revelation 9:4". "Abbott's Illustrated New Testament". 1878.

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