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Questions tagged [satan]

In Judaism, an angel acting at God's direction to test or prove somebody; in Christianity, a fallen angel who rebelled against God and reigns over hell.

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Revelation 2:13 / Satan's earthly headquarter?

How do you interpret Revelations 2:13 "Pergamum...the place where Satan dwells"? Some interpret this to mean that Satan needs a physical headquarter on earth to operate. He did then, and he still ...
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In Matthew 12:24-31 what is the relationship between Jesus argument and Satan's nature as deceiver?

In Matthew 12:24-31, Jesus says: 24 But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, “This man casts out demons only by Beelzebul the ruler of the demons.” 25 And knowing their thoughts Jesus said ...
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Is Psalm 8:2 saying that humanity was made to fight Satan?

I've heard it suggested that Psalm 8:2 indicates that God made mankind to defeat Satan. Is that what is being suggested or is it referring to something more mundane?? KJV Psalm 8:2  Out of the ...
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The Devil vs Satan

KJV Rev. 20:1-3 Revelation 20:2 King James Version (KJV) 2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, I have searched several ...
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The word “serpent” in Genesis 3:1 and Revelation 20:2?

Genesis 3:1 (a) Now the serpent was the most cunning of all the wild animals that the LORD God had made. (b) He said to the woman, "Did God really say, 'You can't eat from any tree in the garden?'"...
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What was evil about saving the human life of Jesus by the apostle Peter?

In Matt. 16:22-23 (NIV) Peter didn't want Jesus to suffer and die. From a human perspective this isn't quite an evil wish, but why did Jesus condemn this as from evil by saying 23 Jesus turned and ...
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When is the “ruler of this world” driven out? Jn 12:31

NIV John 12:31 Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince [ruler] of this world will be driven out. In that verse he was speaking about his upcoming crucifixion. But in Ephesians, ...
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Isaiah 14:12 - relationship to Canaanite religion

In Isaiah 14:12, (a passage addressed to the king of Babylon) Isaiah says: Look how you have fallen from the sky, O shining one, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the ground, O conqueror ...
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What did the serpent really ask in Genesis 3:1?

One nuance of the meaning of the serpent's question hinges on the translation of מִכֹּל עֵץ (Gen 3:1). Translated as "from every tree" or "from any tree" basically determines whether the serpent ...
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In Revelation 2:13 why does Jesus say that Satan's throne is in Pergamum?

Does Satan live and have his office in Pergamum? Revelation 2:13 I know where you live—where Satan has his throne. Yet you remain true to my name. You did not renounce your faith in me, not ...
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What was the serpent in Genesis [duplicate]

I was wondering exactly was the snake in the Genesis story. Was it a metaphor for sex? Was it Satan's influence? Was it Satan himself?
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“Satan” as a proper name [duplicate]

I have heard that, in the entire Tanakh, "satan" always appears as "ha satan"--that is "the satan" and that it is at best a title, not a proper name so that even Jewish translators who write it in Job ...
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Is the Serpent an illustration of an electromagnetic wave, even microwaves used to induce synthetic telepathy as experimented in the last few decades? [closed]

...Then it would be easy to understand how an "adversary" of God could find his way in the garden of God and also how a Serpent could speak. See "v2k".
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Is the temptation in wilderness a symbolic narration of Jesus' spiritual struggle?

Is the temptation of Jesus in wilderness during his 40 days of fasting a symbolic narration of his personal spiritual struggle and contemplation? Has it been interpreted that way before? Did Matthew 4 ...
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Romans 13: Is the ruler of the world God, Caesar or Satan? [closed]

At Romans 13, Paul states: All of you must obey the government rulers. Everyone who rules was given the power to rule by God. And all those who rule now were given that power by God. So anyone ...
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Are there any published works on the development of “satan/Satan” in the Hebrew Bible to the New Testament? [closed]

I was wondering if anyone knew of any published works (books or papers) that study the development of the hebrew word satan and particularly how it came to be associated in some places with the New ...
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Where did ancient readers believe the bottomless pit to be located?

The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to rise from the bottomless pit and go to destruction. (Rev 17:8 ESV) Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the ...
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What did Paul mean when he said: “spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms”

Ephesians 6 New International Version (NIV) translation states: Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the ...
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Why was the serpent punished since it was only “used” by Satan?

The serpent was created by God. It couldn't be Lucifer since it is listed as a "wild animal...God has made." And Lucifer isn´t an animal. What kind of serpent are we talking about here? Gn 3:1a (...
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Is Satan the master of music?

Many argue that Satan is the master of music, referencing the KJV, NKJV and others, of Ezekiel 28:13 "the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast ...
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Why is Lucifer actually called Lucifer (The one who brings light) in sacred scripts [duplicate]

As per subject why is this? According to the meaning of the word Lucifer from other languages which are not english, Lucifer would derive from Lux in Latin, Luce for in Italian or Luz in Spanish which ...
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When did, “Satan fall from Heaven like lightning.” Luke 10:18?

A couple of recent questions regarding Satan/devil on this site, has prompted me to ask a related question. In Luke 10:17 after the seventy-two returned,they say to Jesus (NIV), "Lord,even the ...
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In Isaiah 14:12 did the King James translator make a mistake using the term Lucifer to describe morning star?

KJV Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! NRSV Isaiah 14:12 How you are fallen from ...
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Who is Jesus addressing in John 13:27?

Is Jesus directing His words towards (a) Judas, (b) Satan, or (c) both? How can we draw a definite conclusion here? John 13:21-30 ESV 21 After saying these things, Jesus was troubled in his spirit,...
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What did John mean by 'depths of Satan' as Jesus says in Revelation 2:24?

Rev. 2:24 King James Bible: But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you ...
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What does “in” mean in Job 2:2?

The King James Version of Job 2:2 reads: And the LORD said unto Satan, From whence comest thou? And Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and ...
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Is there a difference between “the devil” and “Satan” in the Synoptic Gospels?

While answering a question about the words σατανᾶς (satanas, Satan – transliterated from Hebrew śāṭān) and διάβολος (diabolos, devil) in the New Testament, I ran into another question for which ...
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Does the word Satan ever show up in the New Testament?

Satan is a Hebrew word that means adversary. The New Testament is written in Greek. So I guess not. It seems that they have another word. Diabolos or something that means the devil. Is that devil ...
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Luke 10:18 Satan's Name?

Is Jesus saying the name of Satan when speaking in Luke 10:18? I have researched the verse in Hebrew, and there seems to be a question about the smallest of words in the verse when it comes to ...
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Background to the phrase “fall from heaven like lightning”?

When the 70 came back to Jesus they were excited to report to Him that they had even found that the demons had to obey them in Jesus' name. Jesus appears to affirm their account by saying the ...
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In Genesis 3, does the serpent's curse include a demotion?

In Genesis 1, three broad categories of creatures are brought into being before the creation of man: 24And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds—livestock ...
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What is Apostle Paul's “thorn in the flesh”?

2 Corinthians 12:7-9 (AKJV) And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest ...
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Does John 12:31 refer to the event in Revelation 12:9?

What is the meaning of Satan being "cast out" in the following verse? John 12:31 (KJV) 31 Now judgment is upon this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out (ἐκβληθήσεται ἔξω). From ...
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Who is being addressed in Matthew 6:13?

In Matthew's description of the Lord's Prayer, he quotes Jesus telling people to pray to "our Father" but at 6:13 the prayer states: "Lead us not into temptation...." Who is being addressed here? ...
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Luke 4:6-7 How do we read that Satan receives authority over the kingdoms of the world?

How do we read that Satan had received authority over all the kingdoms of the world? That is, he received them, and so offers them to Jesus in the following verse (and of course he cannot offer ...
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Ezekiel 28:14 question Hebrew wording

Ezekiel 28:14 does the Hebrew say you were the cherub or placed with the cherub?
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Why is Satan, clearly a living being (fallen angel) who spoke to God and Jesus, called “the satan”?

I first saw 'the satan' on Wikipedia. Satan is listed 49 times in the Hebrew Bible and New Testament. I did not look at every verse, but of the many I did review, not one is translated 'the satan'. ...
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Was there precedent for John to link the satan and the serpent?

In Revelation 20:2, John links the satan and the serpent: He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. A couple preliminary questions:...
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Why is Isaiah 14:12-15 interpreted by some to refer to Satan?

Is 14:12 “How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations! 13 For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend ...
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Did the Holy Spirit leave Jesus when temptation was present in Luke 4?

Luke 4 states: 1And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wildernessESV and: 13And when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed ...
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Should the word 'satan' be left untranslated, merely be transliterated and left to the traditional connotations?

The word 'satan' is being used and heard as if it were a name. How could it be rendered in a way not distracting from its actual meaning of opposition and enmity? The texts where this is an issue are ...
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Who is the “god of this world” in 2 Corinthians 4:4?

ESV 2 Corinthians 4:4 In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God....
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What is the meaning of 'Power of the Death'?

What is the meaning of the word 'power of death' which Satan was holding as in Heb 2:14.?
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Is Satan one of the “sons of God”?

In the framing story of Job, we read about הַשָּׂטָן (ha-Satan) and בְּנֵי הָאֱלֹהִים (ben 'elohiym) appearing before God: Now it fell upon a day, that the sons of God came to present themselves ...
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Are kruvim also angels?

Some use Ezekiel 28 as a prooftext that Satan is an angel. It specifically says that the subject is a כְּרוּב (kruv) (Ezek. 28:14). Are kruvim also angels? Addendum: Well, what I meant was, are ...
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Satan: Stumbling Block or Accuser?

I was always taught that Satan meant "stumbling block" or some such. When Jesus cursed Peter saying, "Get behind me Satan" (Matthew 16:23), my parish priest, at least, always says Jesus is saying "...
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Why, in Ezekiel 28, is the King of Tyre conflated with Lucifer?

Most of what Christians know about Lucifer comes from Isaiah 14 and Ezekiel 28. Especially in Ezekiel, however, the oracles are clearly addressed to the King of Tyre. 11 The word of the LORD came ...