12. Who are
Apollyon, Revelation 9:11?
"Abaddon" in the Hebrew tongue and
in the Greek both mean "Destroyer." "Destroyer" is the name of the
"king" of the "locusts."
Unlike the usual hordes of locusts in nature, which have no leader, this swarm of
"locusts" had a leader. (See #8.)
"king" of the locusts is identified as the angel of the bottomless pit,
who would be Wycliff himself. He is the "king" only in the sense of
being "ruler" over the truths due at that period of time
(Compare Matthew 24:47).
Wycliff was a "Destroyer" ("Abaddon"
of error with the truth of his message!
The reference to his name in both Hebrew
and Greek may be a subtle clue alluding to Wycliff's ministry being based on his
translation of the Bible which was originally Hebrew (Old Testament) and Greek (New