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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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Why is there a Greek name in Isaiah 14:12?

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! The only time in the OT there is one. And how do ...
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Was it only Satan who tormented Job in Job 1:16?

In Job 1:12 God gives Satan permission to torment Job The LORD said to Satan, “Very well, then, everything he has is in your power, but on the man himself do not lay a finger.” Then Satan went out ...
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Does the book of Revelation teach that all miracles during the end times will be of Satan?

Passage (KJV) Content Revelation 13:13-14 13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, 14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth ...
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Does Jude 1:9 contradict Revelation 12:7-9?

In Revelation 12:7-9 there is a direct confrontation (war) between Michael the archangel with his angels and the Satan. Michael overcame the Satan. Yet one book earlier in the Bible: Jude 1:9:"...
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In Esther 7, did Haman actually try to rape Esther?

In the book of Esther, Esther 7:8 most translations translate נָפַל as fallen, subdue, force or violate. A few actually translate it as "rape". Was this just a euphemism or could Haman have, ...
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Why is Satan referred to as the tempter the first time he tempts Jesus and then referred to as Satan or the Devil the other two times?

In the desert when Jesus was being tempted while fasting, is there any significance to the writer referring to Satan as the tempter the first time and the Devil the other two times? Matt 4:3 - The ...
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Does Satan have access to Heaven?

Does satan have access to visit heaven?? What does Job chapter 1 refer to satan has come to heaven along with the Sons of God?
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Who is the Morning Star? [closed]

Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? Rev 22:16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and ...
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Understanding the Scope and Implications of Revelation 12:9 and 1 John 5:19 in Their Biblical Context [closed]

How should Revelation 12:9 and 1 John 5:19 be understood in their biblical context, particularly in relation to the trustworthiness of religious belief systems? Revelation 12:9, which states, καὶ ...
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How does Satan blind the minds of unbelievers (2 Corinthians 4:3-4)?

2 Corinthians 4:3-4 ESV 3 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 4 In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from ...
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How could have Judas felt remorse, considering he was possessed by Satan?

We know from the Bible that Satan entered Judas before he betrayed Jesus. From Luke 22:3 (NIV): Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, one of the Twelve. We also know however that Judas later ...
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What is the oldest manuscript evidence for the name Satan and its etymological origin?

I have heard that the Greek name ό Σατανάς (Satan) derives from the Hebrew word שָׂטָן (shaitan), but I have not yet seen any manuscript evidence to support this etymology. Considering there are known ...
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Who is "the adversary" in Lamentations?

Lamentations mentions an "adversary" 5 times through the book. Only the book of Psalm has more references to an/the adversary. All NASB95: Lam 1:5: "...Her little ones have gone away as ...
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Why did Satan allow Jesus to be killed? [closed]

1 Corinthians 2:8 says: the wisdom which none of the rulers of this age has understood; for if they had understood it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory Mark 8:31-33 says: He then ...
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Why did Jesus tell Satan to do it quickly?

And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly. John 13:27 KJV Why couldn't it be slow?
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Is Isaiah 14:12-15 a later addition?

Isaiah 14:12-15 KJV 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! 13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I ...
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Why the name Satan was mention only in 3 books of the Old Testament?

The word Satan was first mentioned in 1 Chronicles 21.1. The second time was in the books of Job and the last in the book of Ezekiel. Does it mean the early people did not know Satan?
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Do translators leave out the definite article of Satan in the New Testament?

It is well known that in many cases in the Old Testament that whenever Satan is described, it is accompanied by a definite article rendering it as ‘Ha-Satan’ (The Satan). (This question will not go ...
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Is Luke 22:53 a reference to Satan?

I was reading a book on “Satan & His Deception” by various authors (small booklet). In it, A.W. Pink referenced Luke 22:53 to Satan/devil, but I am not sure it is a reference to Satan. Then ...
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The term “suffering” linked to “devour”? 1 Peter 5:8-11

I’ve heard some say that the Devil cannot devour Christian’s, and others say he attempts to by devouring their faith. There seems to be some dispute on the exegesis of 1 Peter 5:8 and 9. We read: “Be ...
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What does "Then Satan Entered into him" mean? [duplicate]

John 13:26-27 Jesus answered, “It is he to whom I will give this morsel of bread when I have dipped it.” So when he had dipped the morsel, he gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. Then after he ...
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Why is Satan not mentioned again after Job 2:7?

Why is Satan not mentioned at the end of the book of Job seeing Moses gave us such a behind-the-scenes look at a meeting that took place where it is not possible for human eyes to see? The last I read ...
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1 Timothy 1:20; How did this happen in the days of the apostles?

1 Timothy 1:20; DRB; 20 Of whom is Hymeneus and Alexander, whom I have delivered up to Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme. It seems that Paul has the authority to deliver the Blasphemous, ...
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Pyrrinos G4447 correlation to Ezekiel 28 covering cherub and Revelation 9 at 6th trumpet

Can anyone provide any input as to the horsemen in Revelation 9 in the 6th trumpet/4 angels that have breastplates of fire/pyrrinos G4447 wherein Thayers Greek Lexicon states this word correlates to ...
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Was Jesus "reviling Satan" in John 8:44 contrary to the admonition in Jude vss. 8-9?

In the Gospel of John we read of Jesus' condemnation of the Devil: John 8:44: "[The Devil] was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. ...
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Can wars take place in the Presence of Almighty God (Rev. 12:7-9)?

A passage from the Book of Revelation declares that a war took place before God in heaven: Revelation 12:7-9: "And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels waging war with the dragon. The ...
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Why the added 'rise up' in Mark 3:26

Mark 3:24-26 says: And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. And if Satan rise up against himself, and ...
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How is God not ultimately responsible for the sins of the world (Gen. 3:1-7, Job 1, 2, etc.)? [closed]

I feel as though I should have a direct, straightforward answer to this question, but I often come up a bit short. There is little doubt in my mind that God works everything together for good. However,...
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Is the devil a cherub or seraphim?

The look of the devil is confusing. In Revelation 20:2 He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; The devil is described as an ...
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Could Satan be speaking through Job's wife (Job 2:9)?

In the Book of Job, we initially read of Satan telling God: Job 1:11: "But put forth Your hand now and touch all that [Job] has; he will surely curse You to Your face" (emphasis added). ...
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How is Daniel 4:17 to be reconciled with Luke 4:5-6?

In the Book of Daniel the text states that God gives the kingdoms of men to whomever He chooses: Daniel 4:17: "This sentence is by the decree of the angelic watchers And the decision is a ...
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What is meant by "schemes of the devil" in Ephesians 6:11?

Ephesians 6:10-12 (ESV): 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For ...
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Is the expression regarding Satan "disguising himself as an angel of light" literal or figurative (2 Cor. 11:14)?

The surrounding passages are speaking of false human teachers. How might we then interpret the expression regarding the Devil? 2 Corinthians 11:13-15: "For such men are false apostles, deceitful ...
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Who led David to number Israel God or Satan? [duplicate]

In 2 Samuel 24:1 it says that the Lord God himself led or tempted David to number Israel but 1 Chronicles 21:1 says that the Devil himself did, is this a contradiction? and if no, then how could we as ...
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What signs and wonders are performed by whom? 2 Thessalonians 2:9-10

2 Thessalonians 2:9-10 (NIV): 9 The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, 10 ...
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Could Mark 3:27 ("binding the strong man [Satan]") and Revelation 20:2 ("Satan bound") be equivalent?

It is commonly recognized that the "strong man" in the following verse is Satan: Mk. 3:27: “But no one can enter the strong man’s house and plunder his property unless he first binds the ...
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What did Paul mean by "the flaming darts of the evil one" in Ephesians 6:16?

Ephesians 6:10-18 (ESV): 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For ...
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What did Paul mean by "and give no opportunity to the devil" in Ephesians 4:27? Give no opportunity for what?

Ephesians 4:17-31 (ESV) 17 Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. 18 They are darkened in their understanding, ...
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What can we know about Satan based on Genesis 3?

There are certainly other passages that refer to this malevolent being (Job 1:6, 2:1, Revelation 12:7-9). But what do we really know of him? Since he cannot be eternal, when might he have been created,...
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Do the passages in Genesis 4:7 and 1 Peter 5:8-9 suggest Satan can manipulate our thoughts?

In these two verse we are told that "sin in crouching at the door" and "the Devil prowls like a roaring lion": Genesis 4:7: "If you do well, will not your countenance be ...
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Does Jude vss. 8-9 reveal the Devil to be an "angelic majesty?"

From the Letter of Jude: Jude vs. 8: "Yet in the same way [depraved] men, also by dreaming, defile the flesh, and reject authority, and revile angelic majesties." The very next verse seems ...
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Who is the offspring of the Nachash in Genesis 3:15?

“I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.”” ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭3:15‬ ‭ Who is the offspring/seed ...
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Did Satan want Jesus crucified or not? Matthew 16:21-23 vs Luke 22:3-6

Many interpret Jesus' words in Matthew 16:23 as evidence that Satan manipulated Peter into attempting to dissuade Jesus from going to the cross (see the top answers to this related question for ...
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Did Jesus address Peter or Satan influencing Peter when he said “Get behind me, Satan!" in Matthew 16:23?

Matthew 16:23 (ESV): 23 But he turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a hindrance to me. For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.” Was ...
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What is the Kingdom of Satan? Matthew 12:26

Matthew 12:22-28 (ESV): 22 Then a demon-oppressed man who was blind and mute was brought to him, and he healed him, so that the man spoke and saw. 23 And all the people were amazed, and said, “Can ...
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What Was the Messenger of Satan That Tormented Paul? [duplicate]

The apostle Paul describes being tormented by a "messenger of Satan": 2 Corinthians 12:7: “Because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting ...
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Romans 16:20 what is the meaning of 'under your feet'?

The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The last letter to the Roman church with lots of greetings and encouragements. And a few warnings. Immediate context is; 17 Now I urge you, ...
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When did satan (SH7835) obtain the additional meaning of superhuman adversary?

For Strong's Hebrew number 7854 (Satan) the Brown-Driver-Briggs' notes give these meanings: (1) adversary, one who withstands (1a) adversary (in general — personal or national) (2) superhuman ...
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Who is in charge of rulers and governing authorities: God or Satan?

Romans 13:1-7 (NASB): Every person is to be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists ...
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Were Satan and his evil forces cast out of heaven or not? Revelation 12:7-9 vs Ephesians 6:12

Revelation 12:7-9 (NASB) says: 7 And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels waging war with the dragon. The dragon and his angels waged war, 8 and they did not prevail, and there was no ...
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