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Abaddon is Hebrew word for "destroyer" whose Greek equivalent was "Apollyon."  Abaddon is the satanic angel of the Abyss (Rev. 9:11).

It is referenced in seven verses in the NASB.

  • Job 26:6, “Naked is Sheol before Him, And Abaddon has no covering."
  • Job 28:22, “Abaddon and Death say, ‘With our ears we have heard a report of it.’
  • Job 31:12, “For it would be fire that consumes to Abaddon, And would uproot all my increase."
  • Ps 88:11, "Will Your lovingkindness be declared in the grave, Your faithfulness in Abaddon?"
  • Prov 15:11, "Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the Lord, How much more the hearts of men!"
  • Prov 27:20, "Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, Nor are the eyes of man ever satisfied."
  • Rev 9:11, "They have as king over them, the angel of the abyss; his name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in the Greek he has the name Apollyon."

About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.