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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary

Wormwood

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Lamentations 3:15 , an intensely bitter and poisonous plant, a symbol for whatever is nauseous and destructive, Deuteronomy 29:18 Jeremiah 9:15 . The fruits of vicious indulgence are "better as wormwood," Proverbs 5:3; and injustice and oppression are like wormwood and gall, Amos 5:7 6:12 .

The Chaldee paraphrase calls it "the wormwood of death." In Revelation 8:10-11 , the star called wormwood seems to denote a mighty prince, or power of the air, the instrument, in its fall, of sore judgments on large numbers of the wicked. Compare Daniel 10:20-21 Isaiah 14:12 .

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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Wormwood'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/w/wormwood.html. 1859.

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