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Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament

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Revelation 9:1

Fallen (peptwkota).
Perfect active participle of piptw, already down. In Luke 10:18 note pesonta (constative aorist active, like a flash of lightning) after etewroun and in Revelation 7:2 note anabainonta (present active and linear, coming up, picturing the process) after eidon.

Of the pit of the abyss (tou preatov thv abussou).
Abussov is an old adjective (alpha privative and butov, depth, without depth), but h abussov (supply xwra place), the bottomless place. It occurs in Romans 10:7 for the common receptacle of the dead for Hades (Sheol), but in Luke 8:31 a lower depth is sounded (Swete), for the abode of demons, and in this sense it occurs in Revelation 9:1,2,11; 11:7; 17:8; 20:1,3. Prear is an old word for well or cistern (Luke 14:5; John 4:11) and it occurs in Revelation 9:1 for the mouth of the abyss which is pictured as a cistern with a narrow orifice at the entrance and this fifth angel holds the key to it.

 


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Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on Revelation 9:1". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/rwp/view.cgi?book=re&chapter=009&verse=001>. Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960.

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