In the King James Version this word translates over 30 Hebrew words in the Old Testament, and 4 words in the New Testament. Of these the most interesting, as having a technical sense, is 'abhaddon (from verb 'abhadh, "to be lost," "to perish"). It is found 6 times in the Wisdom Literature, and nowhere else in the Old Testament; compare Revelation 9:11. See ABADDON.

CITY OF DESTRUCTION; HELIOPOLIS or "city of the sun" (Isaiah 19:18). See ASTRONOMY, sec. I, 2; IR-HA-HERES; ON.

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