Satan


Satan
In Hebrew, ‘the adversary’; and as such he appears in Job as one of the sons of God, delegated to inform God about human frailties. Later he becomes a malevolent being (1 Chron. 21:1), and the enemy of God over Jesus (Luke 22:3). He thus becomes the Devil [[➝ devil]] (diabolos in Greek), identified with Beelzebub [[➝ Beelzebul]] (Matt. 12:26). Satan is said to have a battalion of demons who may enter human beings (Luke 9:42) and may tempt them to evil (Jas. 2:19). In the gospel of John there are no lesser demons and Jesus works no exorcisms; the principals alone, Jesus and the Devil, engage in conflict (John 13:2) but eventually according to Rev. Satan will perish in a lake of fire (Rev. 20:10–15).

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  • SATAN — Toutes les religions croient en des esprits malfaisants. Dans la tradition judéo chrétienne, toutefois, une telle croyance s’est structurée de manière originale autour de la figure d’un prince des démons, Satan ou le Diable: cette originalité se… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • SATAN — (Heb. שָׂטָן). In the Bible, except perhaps for I Chronicles 21:1 (see below), Satan is not a proper name referring to a particular being and a demoniac one who is the antagonist or rival of God. In its original application, in fact, it is a… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • satan- — *satan germ., Maskulinum: nhd. Satan, Teufel; ne. Satan; Rekontruktionsbasis: as., ahd.; Interferenz: Lehnwort lat. satanās; Etymologie: s. lat. sata …   Germanisches Wörterbuch

  • Satan — Sm std. (9. Jh., sataniklin 8. Jh.), mhd. satanās, satān, satanāt, ahd. Satanās Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus kirchen l. satan, satanās, dieses aus ntl. gr. satãn, satanãs, aus hebr. śāṭān, eigentlich Widersacher, Feind (Gottes) . Adjektiv: satanisch …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Satan — proper name of the supreme evil spirit in Christianity, O.E. Satan, from L.L. Satan (in Vulgate, in O.T. only), from Gk. Satanas, from Heb. satan adversary, one who plots against another, from satan to show enmity to, oppose, plot against, from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Satán — satán. (Del lat. satan, y este del hebr. šāṭān, adversario, enemigo; en la tradición judeocristiana, el demonio Satanás). m. Persona diabólica. Es un satán. * * * altSatán o Satanás/alt ► TEOLOGÍA Nombre dado en el Antiguo Testamento al ser… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • satán — satán. (Del lat. satan, y este del hebr. šāṭān, adversario, enemigo; en la tradición judeocristiana, el demonio Satanás). m. Persona diabólica. Es un satán. * * * altsatán o satanás/alt ► masculino BOTÁNICA Hongo basidiomicete del orden… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • satán — (Del lat. satan, y este del hebr. šāṭān, adversario, enemigo; en la tradición judeocristiana, el demonio Satanás). m. Persona diabólica. Es un satán …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Satan — Sa tan (s[=a] tan, s[a^]t an obs ), n. [Heb. s[=a]t[=a]n an adversary, fr. s[=a]tan to be adverse, to persecute: cf. Gr. Sata^n, Satana^s, L. Satan, Satanas.] The grand adversary of man; the Devil, or Prince of darkness; the chief of the fallen… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Satan — Satan: Der Name des Höllenfürsten (auch übertragen gebraucht für »teuflischer Mensch«) mhd. satanās, satān, ahd. satanās führt über kirchenlat. satan, satanas und griech. satanās auf hebr. s̓ạṭạn »Widersacher, Feind; böser Engel« zurück… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • satán — sustantivo masculino 1. Satanás. satanás o satán (con mayúscula) sustantivo masculino 1. Nombre del príncipe de los demonios: Satanás tentó a Cristo. 2 …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española


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