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beelzebub


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beelzebub  \Be*el"ze*bub\,  n. 
  The  title  of  a  heathen  deity  to  whom  the  Jews  ascribed  the 
  sovereignty  of  the  evil  spirits;  hence  the  Devil  or  a  devil. 
  See  {Baal}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Beelzebub 
  n  :  (Judeo-Christian  religion)  chief  spirit  of  evil  and 
  adversary  of  God;  tempter  of  mankind;  master  of  Hell 
  [syn:  {Satan},  {Old  Nick},  {Devil},  {the  Devil},  {Lucifer}, 
  {Beelzebub},  {the  Tempter},  {Prince  of  Darkness}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Beelzebub 
  (Gr.  form  Beel'zebul),  the  name  given  to  Satan,  and  found  only 
  in  the  New  Testament  (Matt.  10:25;  12:24,  27;  Mark  3:22).  It  is 
  probably  the  same  as  Baalzebub  (q.v.),  the  god  of  Ekron,  meaning 
  "the  lord  of  flies,"  or  as  others  think,  "the  lord  of  dung,"  or 
  "the  dung-god." 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Beelzebub,  same  as  Baalzebub 
 




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