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SIH TOTT ICONRev 8:11 KJV

And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.

This star (representative of Satan) is given the name of Wormwood.  There has been quite a bit of speculation and controversy concerning this title.  To help us come to a clearer understanding of the meaning of this title we need to see how it is used in the Bible…

It’s OT usage:

“Wormwood” in the OT is translated from the Hebrew word “la’ anah” and carries with it the definition of bitter and poisonous.  This same word is translated “hemlock” in Amos 6:12.

It is used in the OT seven times, and in all seven it describes a bitter and harmful substance. In many of these texts, it is used to describe God’s judgment falling against those…

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