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Bibil Identifier bibil:261002
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) On the Origin of the Archdemon Beelzebul/Beelzebub
Author Cielontko, David
Journal Biblica (Volume: 102, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2021
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2021
Year (Copyright) 2021
Year (Reference) 2021
Year (Second publication) 2021
Language English
Pages 68-77 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The article offers additional support for a marginal proposal that connects the meaning of the name Beelzebul/Beelzebub with the Aramaic term בעיל דבב / בעיל דבבא meaning 'enemy, accuser'. The suggestion is to understand this name in the context of the formation of other archdemons (Satan, Mastema and Belial) in early Jewish demonology. It exhibits a common pattern of 'making an archdemon' within which it situates the origin of Beelzebul/Beelzebub.
DOI 10.2143/BIB.102.1.3289354
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Demon
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Demon
Terms Βεελζεβούλ βεελζεβουλ
בְּלִיַּעַל בליעל
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