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Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Literally “Mountain of Megiddo.” The place at which all the kings of the Earth gather in Rev 16:16.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
ARMAGEDDON (PLACE) [Gk Armagedōn (Ἀρμαγεδων)]. The location of the final battle of earth’s history as described in the book of Revelation. The word appears only once in the Bible and is Hebrew in origin (Rev 16:16). (See REVELATION, BOOK OF.) The most natural understanding of the Greek found in most
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Armageddon. Hebrew word in Revelation 16:16 meaning “Mt Megiddo.” It is generally thought that the term refers to the town of Megiddo, strategically located between the western coastal area and the broad Plain of Jezreel in northern Palestine. The area of Megiddo was important commercially and militarily,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Armageddon är-mə-gedʹən [GK. Harmagedon]. A name found only in Rev. 16:16. It is described as the rallying place of the kings of the whole world who, led by the unclean spirits issuing from the mouth of the dragon, the beast, and the false prophet, assemble here for “the war of the great day of God,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ARMAGEDDON Hebrew word in Revelation 16:16 meaning “Mount Megiddo.” It is generally thought that the term refers to the town of Megiddo, strategically located between the western coastal area and the broad plain of Jezreel in northern Palestine. The area of Megiddo was important commercially and militarily
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Armageddon (ahr´muh-ged´uhn), the location of the final cosmic battle between the forces of good and evil, according to Rev. 16:16. The word is a transliteration into Greek of an unknown Hebrew word (Gk. har magedon). The nrsv renders it as Harmagedon, but almost all other English translations use Armageddon.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ARMAGEDDON. A Heb. name used only in Rev 16:16 for the gathering place for the “battle of that great day of God almighty” associated with Christ’s second coming (Rev 16:14–15). It is usually interpreted as Mount (Heb. har) Megiddo. The pass of Megiddo leads through the Carmel range and has been the scene
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
ARMAGEDDON (WH, rv, Har Magedon; TR Armageddon; Lat. Hermagedon; Syr.Gwy. Magedon). The assembly-point in the apocalyptic scene of the great Day of God Almighty (Rev. 16:16; unknown elsewhere). If it is symbolic, geographical exactness is unimportant. The earliest known interpretation, extant only in
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Armageddon (Gk. Harmaged̂n)The “place” where the forces of evil are to assemble for one final onslaught against the forces of God (Rev. 16:16; NRSV “Harmagedon”). The Greek name transliterates Heb. har mag̱eḏōn (lit., “mountain of Magedon”), which many scholars believe should be read har mĕg̱iddôn,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Armageddon [ärˊmə gĕdˊən] (Gk. Harmagedōn). A place where, according to Rev. 16:14–16, the kings of the entire world are to assemble for battle on the “great day of God the Almighty,” the final overthrow of all evil forces by the might and power of God at the end of time.This name generally is
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Armaged´don (the hill or city of Megiddo). Rev. 16:16. The scene of the struggle of good and evil is suggested by that battle-field, the plain of Esdraelon, which was famous for two great victories, of Barak over the Canaanites and of Gideon over the Midianites; and for two great disasters, the deaths