- Ἁρμαγεδών (WH, Ἃρ Μαγεδών; Rec. Ἀρμαγεδδών, prop. = הַר מְגִדּוֹן), cf. LXX, Μαγεδών, 2Ch.35:22, Μαγεδώ, Jdg.1:27; Har-Magedon (AV, Armageddon): Rev.16:16 (see Swete, in l, but also Thayer, see word).†
indecl., Rev.16:16, see, Ἁρμαγεδών
Magedon: Rev.16:16 (WH, Ἅρ M. for Ἁρμαγεδών, which see).†
16:16 the scene of a the struggle of good and evil is suggested by that battle plain of Esdraelon, which was famous for two great victories, of Barak over the Canaanites, and of Gideon over the Midianites; and for two great disasters, the deaths of Saul and Josiah. Hence in Revelation a place of great slaughter, the scene of a terrible retribution upon the wicked. The RSV translates the name as Har-Magedon, i.e. the hill (as Ar is the city) of Megiddo.