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Beelzebub

(bēĕl`zəbəb), in the Bible: see SatanSatan
[Heb.,=adversary], traditional opponent of God and humanity in Judaism and Christianity. In Scripture and literature the role of the opponent is given many names, such as Apolyon, Beelzebub, Semihazah, Azazel, Belial, and Sammael.
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Beelzebub

 

the name assigned in the New Testament to the chief of the demons. The equivalent of Beelzebub in the Old Testament is Baalzebub (Baalzebul), a god in the Philistine city of Ekron. In Jewish mythological and religious thought Baalzebub apparently was gradually transformed from the god of a people hostile to the Jews into one of the most important figures in Jewish demonology. Later, as Christianity evolved from Judaism, he became a major figure in early Christian demonology.

Beelzebub

prince of demons. [N.T.: Matthew 12:24]
See: Devil

Beelzebub

Old Testament a god of the Philistines (2 Kings 1:2)
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Both Wace and Vie par personnages expand this sequence so that Belzebub might explain not only the devils' role in corrupting humans but also how Lucifer and his followers fell from God's grace.
Not only then are the regicides in the tract relegated to a Miltonic hell inhabited by the likes of Belzebub and Mammon, but they are doomed to a realm of artifice and imitation, the same epistemological realm to which Satan and his cohorts had themselves been relegated in Paradise Lost.
EXPECT devilishly good music on Monday when the versatile quartet Belzebub appears at the Warwick Folk Club.
Sint mihi dei acherontis propitii, valeat numen triplex Jehovae, ignei, areii, aquatani spiritus salvete: orientis princeps Belzebub, inferni ardentis monarcha et demigorgon, propitiamus vos, ut appareat, et surgat Mephostophilis.
n LISTEN out for devilish good sounds next week when Belzebub appear at Warwick Folk Club.