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11 The name of the star is [a]Wormwood; and a third of the waters became wormwood, and many people died from the waters, because they had become bitter (toxic).

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  1. Revelation 8:11 Gr apsinthos, cf Eng “absinthe.” This is a plant from which a bitter oil is extracted that is highly toxic to the nervous system. The name “wormwood” comes from the fact that the oil was used medicinally to kill intestinal worms.

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