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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Armageddon 
  n  1:  (New  Testament)  the  scene  of  the  final  battle  between  the 
  kings  of  the  Earth  at  the  end  of  the  world  [syn:  {Armageddon}] 
  2:  any  catastrophically  destructive  battle;  "they  called  the 
  first  World  War  an  Armageddon"  [syn:  {Armageddon}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Armageddon 
  occurs  only  in  Rev.  16:16  (R.V.,  "Har-Magedon"),  as  symbolically 
  designating  the  place  where  the  "battle  of  that  great  day  of  God 
  Almighty"  (ver.  14)  shall  be  fought.  The  word  properly  means  the 
  "mount  of  Megiddo."  It  is  the  scene  of  the  final  conflict 
  between  Christ  and  Antichrist.  The  idea  of  such  a  scene  was 
  suggested  by  the  Old  Testament  great  battle-field,  the  plain  of 
  Esdraelon  (q.v.). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Armageddon,  hill  of  fruits;  mountain  of  Megiddo 
 




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