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Antichrist

Antichrist [N] [T] [B] [H] [S]

against Christ, or an opposition Christ, a rival Christ. The word is used only by the apostle John. Referring to false teachers, he says ( 1 John 2:18 1 John 2:22 ; 4:3 ; 2 John 1:7 ), "Even now are there many antichrists."

  • This name has been applied to the "little horn" of the "king of fierce countenance" ( Daniel 7:24 Daniel 7:25 ; 8:23-25 ).

  • It has been applied also to the "false Christs" spoken of by our Lord ( Matthew 24:5 Matthew 24:23 Matthew 24:24 ).

  • To the "man of sin" described by Paul ( 2 Thessalonians 2:3 2 Thessalonians 2:4 2 Thessalonians 2:8-10 ).

  • And to the "beast from the sea" ( Revelation 13:1 ; 17:1-18 ).

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [T] indicates this entry was also found in Torrey's Topical Textbook
    [B] indicates this entry was also found in Baker's Evangelical Dictionary
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Antichrist". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .