University of Lausanne BiBIL
  Institut romand des sciences bibliques
  Biblical Bibliography of Lausanne - BiBIL
Administration Contact Impressum  
Notice details
Bibil Identifier bibil:245400
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Die biblische Satansvorstellung – eine Entwicklungsgeschichte
Author Schmidt, Anne-Sarah
Journal Biblische Notizen (Volume: 166)
Year (Publication) 2015
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2015
Year (Copyright) 2015
Year (Reference) 2015
Language German
Pages 109-141 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article illustrates the ways in which the functions of Satan in the Old Testament (as
obstructor, denouncer, wrongdoer, debaucher), which are subordinate to God’s control / divine control, are presented in the passages Num 22, Job 1-2, Zech 3 and 1Chr 21, respectively. Furthermore, contrary to the assumptions / suppositions of Anglo-Saxon research, this article will also examine the development of Satan’s functions in these same passages. A comparison with apocryphal texts shows that these works introduce further negatively connoted figures (Mastema, Belial, fallen angels) who namely adopt the roles of wrongdoers and debauchers from the OT, presenting themselves, however, as considerably more rebellious. They are also leaders of demons and represent evil power in the cosmic battle between Good and Evil.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Satan
Pericopes Numbers 22,22-22,35
Zechariah 3,1-3,2
Job 1,1-2,13
1 Chronicles 21,1
Last modification 2017-10-27