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Smith's Bible Dictionary

Apol'Lyon

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or, as it is literally in the margin of the Authorized Version of (Revelation 9:11 ) "a destroyer," is the rendering of the Hebrew word ABADDON , "the angel of the bottomless pit." From the occurrence of the word in (Psalm 88:11 ) the rabbins have made Abaddon the nethermost of the two regions into which they divide the lower world; but that in (Revelation 9:11 ) Abaddon is the angel and not the abyss is perfectly evident in the Greek.

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Apol'Lyon'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/sbd/a/apollyon.html. 1901.

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