Bottom, Bottomless - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Bottom, Bottomless

[ A-1,Adverb,G2736, kato ]
for this See BENEATH.

[ B-1,Adjective,G12, abussos ]
bottomless" (from a, intensive, and bussos, "a depth"), is used as a noun denoting the abyss (AV, "bottomless pit"). It describes an immeasurable depth, the underworld, the lower regions, the abyss of Sheol. In Romans 10:7, quoted from Deuteronomy 30:13, the abyss (the abode of the lost dead) is substituted for the sea (the change in the quotation is due to the facts of the death and resurrection of Christ); the AV has "deep" here and in Luke 8:31; the reference is to the lower regions as the abode of demons, out of which they can be let loose, Revelation 11:7; Revelation 17:8; it is found seven times in the Apocalypse, Revelation 9:1-Revelation 9:2, Revelation 9:11; Revelation 11:7; Revelation 17:8; Revelation 20:1, Revelation 20:3; in Revelation 9:1-Revelation 9:2 the RV has "the pit of the abyss." See DEEP.

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