The meaning of Wormwood is found in Bible in the old Testament in Bible. In Hebrew, la’anah, is the wormwood Artemisia absinthium of botanists. It is intense bitterness. Deuteronomy 29:18, Proverbs 5:4 and Jeremiah 9:15, Amos 5:7. Wormwood type of bitterness for affliction, remorse, punishment and suffering. In Amos 6:12, Hebrew word is hemlock or wormwood so the 4 kinds of wormwood in Palestine called Artemisia nilotica, A. Judaica, A. fructicosa and A. cinerea. Wormwood word occurs in the Bible used generally in a metaphorical sense. In Jeremiah 9:15, Lamentations 3: 15, Lamentations 23:15. Wormwood is a symbol of bitter calamity, sorrow so set aside by God to deal with unrighteous to judge unrepentant sinners. Judgment by wormwood in Amos 5:7 as Orientals use typify sorrow, cruelties acalamities. The plant’s poisonous bitter nature symbolic of God’s bitter judgement.The Hebrew la`anah is clearly the bitter substance associated gall in Septuagint translated as apsinthos wormwood. The ancient tradition English Version Bible translation is a genus Artemisia Natural Order Compositae wormwood. 5 species of shrubs or herbs in Palestine’s bitter herb is name derived from property of species acting as anthelmintics. Other varieties used to manufacture absinthe wormwood. This is symbolical language of Bible apocalypse in Revelations 8:10, Revelations 8:11. The star is represented falling on waters of earth, causing third part of waters to turn into wormwood. Greeks designated absinthion, meaning undrinkable. Absinthe in France often distilled from the species of the plant, “southernwood” or “old man, cultivated in cottage gardens as fragrance species. The bitter plant’s bitterness is likened to the lips of the strange woman sweet as honeycomb. Her mouth smoother than oil but in the end, her bitter destruction is like WORMWOOD, two edged sword. Her feet lead down to death, her steps send people into hell in Proverbs 5:3-5. Wormwood is name of star Revelation 8:10-11.“A third angel sounds trumpet, and a great star blazing like a torch falls from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water the name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turn bitter so many people die from the waters that become bitter.” This is third “trumpet of the judgments” described in Revelation. 7 trumpets are judgments of the seventh seal in Revelation 8:1-5. The first trumpet causes hail fire destroying much of plant life in world (Revelation 8:7). The second trumpet brings about a meteor, comet, or other heavenly body hitting the oceans and causing death of one-third of world’s sea life (Revelation 8:8-9). The third trumpet is similar to the second, except it affects the world’s lakes and rivers instead of the oceans (Revelation 8:10-11). It will cause a third part of all fresh water on earth to turn bitter so that many people will die from drinking it. The word “wormwood” is mentioned in New Testament, appears 8 times in Old Testament associated with bitterness, poison and death. The Bible predicts Earth will experience massive pole shift and earthquakes when Sixth Seal is opened so evidence shows a pole shift has occurred. The mechanism that causes perturbing Earth’s axis of planet, cataclysmic interruptions wobble earth unstably. These physical manifestations are ongoing in earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, tornadoes, flashfloods, forest wildfires, mudslides, red, blue, snow, or black moons are imminent chaos of the birthpang pains exactly Jesus predicted in Matthew 24. The Revelation passage confirms saying from God using falling stars on earth is actually called Wormwood. Inhabitants of earth’s wormwood well-known bitter herb in Bible times. Wormwood’s star has effect bitter on waters of the earth so the water is undrinkable. It won’t be a matter of simply bitter taste of water, it will literally be poisonous. If drinking water is unavailable to one third of the earth’s population, it is easy to see how chaos and terror will result. As humans can only survive couple of days without water. The inhabitants of affected areas will be so desperate they actually drink the poisoned water, causing the deaths of thousands and millions of people. So this prophecy is yet to come in the last seven years of tribulation age known as 70th week of Daniel. This is one of the natural disasters of 7 trumpets to usher in rise of antiChrist to world power very quickly in Revelation, chapter 13. Then one-third of earth destroyed by trumpet judgments in partial judgment God. HIS full wrath yet to be unleashed in Great Tribulation to destroy earth. So Biblical interpretations of the end time signs of the WRATH of God unfolding. A number of Bible scholars say term Wormwood is symbolic representation of all bitterness to fill earth during the troubled times. The plant Wormwood named, Artemisia absinthium, Mugwort, and the Artemisia vulgaris, is known Biblical metaphor for things unpalatably bitter. Wormwood is чорнобиль chornobyl is the Ukrainian name of town Chernobyl symbolic of nuclear disaster that destroyed parts of the earth, plants and killed people.
Matthew George, Wormwood
wurm’-wood (la’anah (Deuteronomy 29:18; Proverbs 5:4;Jeremiah 9:15; 23:15; Lamentations 3:15,19; Amos 5:7;6:12, King James Version hemlock); apsinthos (Revelation 8:11))
Easton Bible Dictionary, Masterman
E. W. G. Masterman, Woodwood
Wormwood, King James Dictionary.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary 1901.
Encyclopedias – International Standard Bible Encyclopedia – Wormwood
King James Dictionary – Wormwood
Jack Van Impe’s Prophecy Dictionary