noun \ˌär-mə-ˈge-dən\

: a final destructive battle or conflict

Full Definition of ARMAGEDDON

a :  the site or time of a final and conclusive battle between the forces of good and evil
b :  the battle taking place at Armageddon
:  a usually vast decisive conflict or confrontation

Examples of ARMAGEDDON

  1. the threat of nuclear Armageddon


Greek Armageddōn, Harmagedōn, scene of the battle foretold in Rev 16:14–16
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

In the New Testament, the place where the kings of the earth under demonic leadership will wage war on the forces of God at the end of history. Armageddon is mentioned only in the Revelation to John. The name may mean “Mountain of Megiddo,” a reference to the city of Megiddo, which held strategic importance in Palestine. Other biblical references suggest Jerusalem as the battle site.


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