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Abaddon

"The Destroyer," from a Hebrew word meaning "destruction." Chief of the demons of the seventh hierarchy. Abaddon is the name given by St. John in the Apocalypse to the king of the grasshoppers. He is sometimes regarded as the destroying angel or prince of the underworld, also synonymous with Apollyon (Rev. 9:11).

(See also Black Magic )

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Barrett, Francis. The Magus. London, 1801. Reprint, New Hyde Park, N.Y.: University Books, 1967.

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Abaddon a name for the Devil (Revelation 9:11) or for hell. Recorded from late Middle English, Abaddon comes via Greek from Hebrew ‘destruction’. Its use for ‘hell’ derives from Milton's Paradise Regained (1671).

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Abaddon (Heb.). Place of destruction, mentioned in the Wisdom literature (e.g. Job 31. 12, Psalm 88. 12). In the Talmud, it is a name given to Gehenna.

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Abaddon (əbăd´ən), Hebrew name of Apollyon. In ancient Jewish tradition it was used for part of Sheol (see hell).

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