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the chief devil; Satan.
a devil.
(in Milton’s Paradise Lost) one of the fallen angels, second only to Satan.
Historical Examples

So Beelzebub taks t’ slates and looks at ’em, an’ then he scrats his heead an’ he says: ‘I can’t help it, your Majesty.
Tales of the Ridings F. W. Moorman

Keep your love for the angels, or for Beelzebub, it is all one to me.
Peter the Priest Mr Jkai

Lucifer has stood up at the council board to second the scheme of Beelzebub.
Bunyan Characters – Third Series Alexander Whyte

I had as soon question Beelzebub as her; yea, to stir up the devil with a stick.
Under the Rose Frederic Stewart Isham

He is horror-struck at learning that, in fact, he is nothing better “than a mediator between Christ and Beelzebub.”
Rome in 1860 Edward Dicey

They’re given over to the worship of Beelzebub—half these church-going folks!
The Christian Hall Caine

What account we may have to settle with each other in the world below, Beelzebub will tell us, I suppose.
Peter the Priest Mr Jkai

You are a fair and shining vessel (of a kind), but Beelzebub’s at your heart.
John Splendid Neil Munro

Mary Chandler had despatched her imp, Beelzebub, to injure a neighbor who had failed to invite her to a party.
A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718 Wallace Notestein

My name is Beelzebub, and I am my master’s most trusted agent.
The Holy Cross and Other Tales Eugene Field

(Old Testament) a god of the Philistines (2 Kings 1:2)
Satan or any devil or demon

Old English Belzebub, Philistine god worshipped at Ekron (2 Kings i:2), from Latin, used in Vulgate for New Testament Greek beelzeboub, from Hebrew ba’al-z’bub “lord of the flies,” from ba’al “lord” + z’bhubh “fly.” By later Christian writers often taken as another name for “Satan,” though Milton made him one of the fallen angels.
Beelzebub [(bee-el-zuh-bub)]

Another name for Satan. Originally a Philistine god, he is called the Prince of Devils in the New Testament.

Note: Beelzebub also appears in Milton’s Paradise Lost as one of the fallen angels, second only to Satan in power.

Note: By extension, a “Beelzebub” is any demon or evil spirit.

(Gr. form Beel’zebul), the name given to Satan, and found only in the New Testament (Matt. 10:25; 12:24, 27; Mark 3:22). It is probably the same as Baalzebub (q.v.), the god of Ekron, meaning “the lord of flies,” or, as others think, “the lord of dung,” or “the dung-god.”


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