Devil

Devil [N] [E] [S]

See Satan

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Devil [N] [B] [S]

(Gr. diabolos), a slanderer, the arch-enemy of man's spiritual interest ( Job 1:6 ; Revelation 2:10 ; Zechariah 3:1 ). He is called also "the accuser of the brethen" ( Revelation 12:10 ).

In Leviticus 17:7 the word "devil" is the translation of the Hebrew sair , meaning a "goat" or "satyr" ( Isaiah 13:21 ; 34:14 ), alluding to the wood-daemons, the objects of idolatrous worship among the heathen.

In Deuteronomy 32:17 and Psalms 106:37 it is the translation of Hebrew shed , meaning lord, and idol, regarded by the Jews as a "demon," as the word is rendered in the Revised Version.

In the narratives of the Gospels regarding the "casting out of devils" a different Greek word (daimon) is used. In the time of our Lord there were frequent cases of demoniacal possession ( Matthew 12:25-30 ; Mark 5:1-20 ; Luke 4:35 ; 10:18 , etc.).

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Devil". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Devil

Slanderer; false accuser.

Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a DEVIL? He spake of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was that should betray him, being one of the twelve. ( John 6:70-71 )

Source: A King James Dictionary. (Used with permission. Copyright © Philip P. Kapusta)

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"Entry for 'Devil'". A King James Dictionary.

Devil [N] [B] [E]

(slanderer ). The name describes Satan as slandering God to man and man to God. The former work is of course, a part of his great work of temptation to evil and is not only exemplified but illustrated as to its general nature and tendency by the narrative of Gen. 3. The other work, the slandering or accusing men before God, is the imputation of selfish motives, ( Job 1:9 Job 1:10 ) and its refutation is placed in the self-sacrifice of those "who loved not their own lives unto death." [SATAN; DEMON]


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Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Devil'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

DEVIL

dev'-'-l. See DEMON; SATAN.


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'DEVIL'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.