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Definition:
In ancient Hebrew scriptures, abaddon, which literally means "place of destruction," is depicted as realm of the dead where people might be punished, although that aspect is never made conclusive. Abaddon is synonymous with Sheol, but is used in the New Testatment (Revelations 9:11) as the name of the angel of the abyss who leads a horde of demons and locusts against humanity.

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A system of human beliefs, ideals and practices which is harder to define than it may at first appear.

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