|And they had a king over them, which is the Angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon| (Rev.9:11). |Abaddon| and |Apollyon| mean Destroyer. It is the |Spoiler| of Isa.16:4 rendered |Destroyer| in Jer.4:7. That his name is here given in the Hebrew and the Greek shows that he will be connected with both the Jews and the Gentiles.
Other names of the Antichrist which the student may look up are, |The Rod of God's anger| (Isa.10:12); |The Unclean Spirit| (Matt.12:43); |The Lie| (2 Thess.2:11); |A Star| (Rev.8:10 and 9:1); and |The Vine of the Earth| (Rev.14:18).
In our next chapter we shall deal with the genius of the Antichrist, and point out the many striking comparisons and contrasts between him and the Christ of God. Let the student see how many points of resemblance and opposition he can find.