devil

devil

The English translation of a Greek word (diabolos) meaning “accuser” or “slanderer,” used in the LXX to translate the Hebrew “Satan” and in the NT as a virtual synonym for the same term. The idea that Satan was an angel put out of heaven because of his rebellion against God and his desire to assume the prerogatives of divinity seems to be reflected in (Luke 10:18). Jesus’s ability to expel the demons who were Satan’s minions was understood to be the result of his having conquered and “bound” Satan (Mark 3:27).

Luke 10:18

18He said to them, “I watched Satan fall from heaven like a flash of lightning.

Mark 3:27

27But no one can enter a strong man's house and plunder his property without first tying up the strong man; then indeed the house can be plundered.

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