(New Testament) the scene of the final battle between the kings of the Earth at the end of the world
any catastrophically destructive battle
"they called the first World War an Armageddon"
the final, decisive battle between the forces of good and evil, as foretold in the Apocolypse of Saint John. Also, the site of that battle. Used metaphorically for a vast and decisive conflict, attended by cataclysmic destruction.
The site of a prophesied final battle between the forces of good and evil.
The scene of a decisive conflict on a great scale.
Any great and crucial conflict.
Origin: From הר מגידו, used in Revelation 16:16, referring to Mount Megiddo, the place of the last battle at the Last Judgment.
Armageddon will be, according to the Book of Revelation, the site of a battle during the end times, variously interpreted as either a literal or symbolic location. The term is also used in a generic sense to refer to any end of the world scenario. The word "Armageddon" appears only once in the Greek New Testament, in Revelation 16:16. The word may come from Hebrew har məgiddô, meaning "Mountain of Megiddo". "Mount" Megiddo is not actually a mountain, but a tell on which ancient forts were built to guard the Via Maris, an ancient trade route linking Egypt with the northern empires of Syria, Anatolia and Mesopotamia. Megiddo was the location of various ancient battles, including one in the 15th century BC and one in 609 BC. Modern Megiddo is a town approximately 25 miles west-southwest of the southern tip of the Sea of Galilee in the Kishon River area. According to one premillennial Christian interpretation, the Messiah will return to earth and defeat the Antichrist and Satan the Devil in the Battle of Armageddon. Then Satan will be put into the "bottomless pit" or abyss for 1,000 years, known as the Millennium. After being released from the abyss, Satan will gather Gog and Magog from the four corners of the earth. They will encamp surrounding the "holy ones" and the "beloved city". Fire will come down from God, out of heaven and devour Gog and Magog after the Millennium. The Devil, death, hell, and those not found written in the Book of Life are then thrown into Gehenna.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
är-mag-ed′on, n. the great symbolical battlefield of the Apocalypse, in which the final struggle between the powers of good and evil is to be fought out. [The name was no doubt suggested by the famous battlefield of Megiddo, in the plain of Esdraelon.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a name given in Apocalypse to the final battlefield between the powers of good and evil, or Christ and Antichrist.
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The numerical value of Armageddon in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Armageddon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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That whole place was ablaze. It was like Armageddon, we were literally driving through the flames.
It was very scary. It felt like Armageddon, it just kind of looked like we'd be headed into Mordor.
We looked for it. In fact we really looked hard for it, this just hasn’t been the labor supply Armageddon some were predicting.
I had a meeting out of town. At 4 o’clock in the morning, I got a FaceTime from Matthew panicking… fires everywhere because gas lines were rupturing. It was like Armageddon.
Nancy Pelosi has no shame, the only Armageddon Nancy Pelosi's facing is the one from Nancy Pelosi own caucus after Democrats fail to take back the House for the fourth cycle in a row.
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