Beelzebub The Chief Of The Devils

Beelzebub The Chief Of The Devils


Satan Exulting Over Eve - Blake

Beelzebub is Satan:

Luke 11:15  But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils.
Luke 11:18  If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub.


Strong's Greek entry:

954 Βεελζεβούλ Beelzeboul [beh-el-zeb-ool’] or βεελζεβουβ

of Aramaic origin, by parody on 01176 בַּעַל־זְבוּב; n pr m; TDNT- 1:605,104;  [{See TDNT 134 }]

AV-Beelzebú 7; 7


And the Hebrew, Baal + zebub :

01168 בעל Ba‘al [bah’-al]

the same as 01167, Greek 896 Βααλ; n pr m/n pr loc; [BDB-127b] [{See TWOT on 262 @@ "262a" }]

AV-Baal 62, Baalim 18; 80

Baal= "lord"

02070 זבוב zᵉbuwb [zeb-oob’]

from an unused root (meaning to flit); n m; [BDB-256a] [{See TWOT on 523 @@ "523a" }]

AV-fly 2; 2

1) fly


Up into the 20th century it was mainly taught that Beelzebub is to be interpreted to mean Lord (master) of the flies meaning that he was a defender against the fly, which was the perpetual pest of man and beast. That interpretation was for those with a certain sympathy for the devil and for those of the opposite perspective Beelzebub was the one who brings death and the flies that follow it.

With the advent of the UFO phenomenon in the mid-20th century authors increasingly began to interpret Beelzebub as Lord of those who fly.

This interpretation may also have some merit in light of what we are told about Satan's capabilities:

Luke 4:5  And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.

Luke 4:9  And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence:


And leave it to Paul to leave no room for doubt:

Eph 2:2  Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:


Satan has dominion over the atmosphere of our planet at this time.

Would we know him if we saw him?

Not necessarily:

2 Corinthians 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.


Do not allow yourself to be deceived by anything that may be reported now or at any time in the future regarding aerial phenomena.


Defense Department confirms leaked video of unidentified aerial phenomena is real


These stories are turning up in mainstream news at an accelerating rate. 


Beelzebub operates through the instrumentality of men.

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