A-Z: Common sayings from the Bible: Armageddon


Used to describe any cataclysmic, destructive world event; the battle at the end of the world. The title of a Bruce Willis film (1998) where the world is threatened.


The name refers to a place, the hill of Megiddo, in Palestine. In John's vision (Revelation), the armies gather here for a climactic battle of good versus evil, and the place-name becomes an image of any event which threatens to destroy the world.

Bible References

Revelation 16:16
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