Satan (Hebrew: שָּׂטָן satan, meaning “adversary” Arabic: شيطان shaitan, meaning; “astray,” “distant,” or sometimes “devil”) is a figure of opposition appearing in the texts of the Abrahamic religions. Some religious groups teach that this figure originated as an angel who fell out of favor with God, seducing humanity into the ways of sin, and who has power in the fallen world. In the Hebrew Bible, however, the noun has been used to simply represent an accuser or adversary.
The original Hebrew term satan is a noun from a verb meaning primarily “to obstruct, oppose,” as it is found in Numbers 22:22, 1 Samuel 29:4, Psalms 109:6. Ha-Satan is traditionally translated as “the accuser” or “the adversary”. The definite article ha- (English: “the”) is used to show that this is a title, versus the name of a being. Thus, “the satan”.
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Bible reference(s): Num 22:22, Num 22:32, 1Sa 29:4, 2Sa 19:22, 1Ki 5:4, 1Ki 11:14, 1Ki 11:23, 1Ki 11:25, 1Ch 21:1, Job 1:6, Job 1:7, Job 1:8, Job 1:9, Job 1:12, Job 2:1, Job 2:2, Job 2:3, Job 2:4, Job 2:6, Job 2:7, Psa 109:6, Zec 3:1, Zec 3:2, Mat 4:1, Mat 4:5, Mat 4:8, Mat 4:10, Mat 4:11, Mat 12:26, Mat 13:39, Mat 16:23, Mat 25:41, Mar 1:13, Mar 3:23, Mar 3:26, Mar 4:15, Mar 8:33, Luk 4:2, Luk 4:3, Luk 4:5, Luk 4:13, Luk 8:12, Luk 10:18, Luk 11:18, Luk 13:16, Luk 22:3, Luk 22:31, Joh 8:44, Joh 13:2, Joh 13:27, Act 5:3, Act 10:38, Act 13:10, Act 26:18, Rom 16:20, 1Co 5:5, 1Co 7:5, 2Co 2:11, 2Co 11:14, 2Co 12:7, Eph 4:27, Eph 6:11, 1Th 2:18, 2Th 2:9, 1Ti 1:20, 1Ti 3:6, 1Ti 3:7, 1Ti 5:15, 2Ti 2:26, Heb 2:14, Jam 4:7, 1Pe 5:8, 1Jo 3:8, 1Jo 3:10, Jam 1:13-14, Jde 1:9, Rev 2:9, Rev 2:10, Rev 2:13, Rev 2:24, Rev 3:9, Rev 12:9, Rev 12:12, Rev 20:2, Rev 20:7, Rev 20:10, Sirach 21:27
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