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Spoiler

SPOILER

spoil'-er (ha-shodhedh, "the spoiler"):

A favorite expression of the prophet Jeremiah by which he describes generally the enemies that invade and devastate a country--with special reference to enemies that invade Judah (Jeremiah 12:12; 15:8); to enemies who devastate Moab (48:8,18); to enemies from the North who are to assail Babylon (51:48), and in one case (6:26) to Nebuchadrezzar making an irresistible advance upon Jerusalem. the American Standard Revised Version uniformly renders "destroyer."


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'SPOILER'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.