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(aw bihssss') Transliteration of Greek word abussos literally meaning “without bottom.” KJV translates, “the deep,” or bottomless pit. NAS, NIV, RSV use abyss to refer to the dark abode of the dead ( Romans 10:7 ). Abaddon rules the Abyss (Revelation 9:11 ), from which will come the beast of the end time of Revelation (Revelation 11:7 ). The beast of the Abyss faces ultimate destruction (Revelation 17:8 ). Satan will be bound there during the millennium (Revelation 20:1-3 ). See Hades ; Hell ; Sheol .

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Abyss'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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