Beelzebub

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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.

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Beelzebub

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

Old Testament a god of the Philistines (2 Kings 1:2)
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