Lately I've been wondering if this is language similar to Eze. 28. In other words, I'm thinking "the angel of the bottomless pit" could possibly be a human king, the king of Babylon, spoken of in angelic terms. When comparing John's locust army to Joel's locust army, it's plain to see that the locusts of Rev. 9 are the Babylonian armies; from here it's not a stretch to consider their king to be the king of the Babylonians, the one Paul called "the man of lawlessness". Thoughts?
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