3.2.17. Abyss

The Abyss, the “bottomless pit,” is a deep compartment within the earth where fallen angels are held (Rev. Rev. 9:1-2+, Rev. 9:11+). See commentary on Revelation 9:1. The Beast is said to ascend from the Abyss [#17-#16] (Rev. Rev. 11:7+; Rev. 17:8+), probably after being revived from his deadly wound as the seventh king [#13-#17] (Rev. Rev. 17:11+). See Supernatural Origin? The Abyss is also the holding place for the dragon (Satan) during the Millennial Kingdom (Rev. Rev. 20:1-3+). See Symbols of Kingdoms.