Satan Part I שטן
Satan / Lucifer
First and foremost there is evil in the world and me debunking this concept of a diabolical evil leader doesn’t change the fact that there are many who take on this role of evil not just one Being so named Satan. I’m merely shifting the concept to a more accurate representation of the situation.
The bible wasn’t written in English or Spanish it was Hebrew and Greek. It wasn’t written by King James. Examining the text in those languages is the key to understanding what they meant as words can change meaning over time.
I’m sure trying to debunk Satan sets off all kinds of alarms to people who strongly believe this entity is a real entity. I’m not saying there is any less evil in the world or anymore, I’m merely showing the correct use of this word throughout the scriptures. Weather you choose to believe this thing is real or not is up to you.
The word “Satan” shows up 55 Times in the Bible. It's actually used more than this in the Hebrew Scriptures, but thats in my other article Satan II.
Satan means “The adversary” or “The Accuser”. Those that are an adversary of God are essentially Satan or Satan's.
So in scripture we have “Serpent, Satan, Devil, Lucifer, Beelzebub, The Original Serpent and so on. It would stand to reason if they are one in the same then multiple names would not occur to confuse exactly who this One evil entity is.
The First instance of the name “Satan” in our English Translation shows up in the middle of the bible in “1 Chronicles 21:1”. This name occurs well before that when you examine the Hebrew text which I do more so in Part II of this article.
1Ch 21:1 "And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel."
I'm not sure why a demented leader of Hell would care about a census here. If the context is Adversary then the term fits more. Part II of my Satan article explains this further.
Let’s jump to a New Testament reference of "Jesus" rebuking his Apostle Peter.
Matthew 16:23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou favors not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.
Again in this context Satan means adversary. “thou favors not the things that be of God, but those that be of men”
He wasn’t talking to someone named Satan, he was talking to Peter one of his Apostles. Part II of my Satan article again discusses this by showing the Hebrew uses of the word Satan throughout scripture.
Mark 1:13 And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him.
It actually reads like this in Greek "Tempted by the Satan" as you can see I made bold and underlined the word for "the" in both of these original Greek writings.
Mark 1:13 καὶ ἦν ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ τεσσεράκοντα ἡμέρας πειραζόμενος ὑπὸ τοῦ σατανᾶ, καὶ ἦν μετὰ τῶν θηρίων, καὶ οἱ ἄγγελοι διηκόνουν αὐτῷ. (Mar 1:13 BGT)
Mark 1:13 Καὶ ἦν ἐκεῖ ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ ἡμέρας τεσσαράκοντα πειραζόμενος ὑπὸ τοῦ Σατανᾶ, καὶ ἦν μετὰ τῶν θηρίων, καὶ οἱ ἄγγελοι διηκόνουν αὐτῷ. (Mar 1:13 BYZ)
From Matt 16:23 again “not the things that be of God, but those that be of men”
There is no deity named Satan but he was talking to a being whom was merely an adversary whom had the authority to make an offer such as the Earth. It actually correctly translates as “The Satan” not “Satan” or they wouldn’t have bothered to add the word “the” in the original Greek writings.
The Dragon of Revelation is a group of beings with authority over the Beasts of the Earth. Aliens control the governments of the earth and the Dragon is not from Earth. This is why that being could make such an offer. They have been in control for a long time now.
People will point to the Book of Job where there is a being named "Satan" that is giving a challenge to God that no one man will remain faithful if you take away all he has.
Below is every instance Satan is mentioned. You will see the Hebrew letter Heh in front of it representing the word for "The"
In every instance in the book of Job when referring to Satan it is preceded in Hebrew by the word “The” or the Hebrew letter “Heh” thus this is “The Satan” not “Satan”. This is because there is no such thing as a deity named Satan rather this is simply stating the satan came before the lord which could be anyone whom is considered an adversary not a super being named Satan.
Further down the article you will see the book of Enoch uses the plural form of Satan as there are many whom take on the role of an adversary.
Continue reading and you will begin to understand what Satan really is.
Lets hold that thought as we explore other occurences of Satan throughout the scriptures and Dead Sea Scrolls.
The word “Satan” also appears in the Book of Enoch
Hebrews 11:5 By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death, "and was not found, because God had taken him"; for before he was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
Jude 1:14 Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also, saying, "Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints, 15 to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him."
Yes he gave testimony and the other writers knew it. Not only do two approved bible books mention this but also the Book of Enoch was among those found with the Dead Sea scrolls likely meaning it was held in high esteem by early Christians and Jews.
Here are the occurrences:
Enoch 40:7 “And I heard the fourth voice fending off the Satans and forbidding them to come before the Lord 8 of Spirits to accuse them who dwell on the earth.
Enoch 53:3-5 “For I saw all the angels of punishment abiding (there) and preparing all the instruments of Satan. 4 And I asked the angel of peace who went with me: 'For whom are they preparing these Instruments?' 5 And he said unto me: 'They prepare these for the kings and the mighty of this earth, that they may thereby be destroyed.”
Enoch 54:6 “And Michael, and Gabriel, and Raphael, and Phanuel shall take hold of them on that great day, and cast them on that day into the burning furnace, that the Lord of Spirits may take vengeance on them for their unrighteousness in becoming subject to Satan and leading astray those who dwell on the earth.'”
From Jesus in Matt 16:23 again “not the things that be of God, but those that be of men”
Enoch 65:6 “And a command has gone forth from the presence of the Lord concerning those who dwell on the earth that their ruin is accomplished because they have learnt all the secrets of the angels, and all the violence of the Satans, and all their powers -the most secret ones- and all the power of those who practice sorcery, and the power of witchcraft, and the power of those who make molten images”
These Satans are called The Watchers as well as Serpent.
Enoch 69:1-29 (Fallen Angels) Satans: The Secret Oath..
Heres some of the "Serpents" names:
Enoch 69:4 The name of the first Jeqôn: that is, the one who led astray [all] the sons of God, and brought them 5 down to the earth, and led them astray through the daughters of men. And the second was named Asbeêl: he imparted to the holy sons of God evil counsel, and led them astray so that they defiled 6 their bodies with the daughters of men. And the third was named Gâdreêl: he it is who showed the children of men all the blows of death, and he led astray Eve, and showed [the weapons of death to the sons of men] the shield and the coat of mail, and the sword for battle, and all the weapons 7 of death to the children of men. And from his hand they have proceeded against those who dwell…
Gen 3:4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: (Clearly the missing piece of the puzzle is now found. It was not "Satan" but rather a serpent with the given name Gâdreêl whom was one of many "Satans")
Enoch 20:7 Gabriel, one of the holy 8 angels, who is over Paradise and the Serpents and the Cherubim. Remiel, one of the holy angels, whom God set over those who rise.
There are also Demons whom were the Nephilim Giants (A creation of breeding mankind with "Angelic" Beings) who's physical bodies were destroyed and are bound to the Earth until Judgment Day wondering as wicked spirits according to the Book of Enoch.
It seems plausible that there could be things like this in the Universe. We have micro Bacteria or Viruses it would seem just as possible to have spirit type beings with the same effect on the human body. Many things we don't yet understand so it wouldn't be fair to brush this topic aside as voodoo archaic nonsense.
Here is where reference to what a Demon is can be found:
Enoch 15:8 And now, the giants, who are produced from the spirits and flesh, shall be called evil spirits upon 9 the earth, and on the earth shall be their dwelling. Evil spirits have proceeded from their bodies; because they are born from men and from the Holy Watchers is their beginning and primal origin; 10 they shall be evil spirits on earth, and evil spirits shall they be called. [As for the spirits of heaven, in heaven shall be their dwelling, but as for the spirits of the earth which were born upon the earth, on the earth shall be their dwelling.]
A sample of demonic influence from the Greek Scriptures:
Mark 5:9 And he asked him, What [is] thy name? And he answered, saying, My name [is] Legion: for we are many.
Mark 5:12 And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.
When you see the Greek translations of the Hebrew Scriptures you see how the name Diabalos evolved into their current use of the word and spread out. Here are the uses of the word Devil in the Greek Texts.
If you read the English texts you would be unaware there are different Greek words using the same English name Devil.
Below are examples of each use.
Matt 4:5 Then the devil took him up into the holy city, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple,
Diabolos (Strongs # 1228) - False Accuser, Slanderer
Διαβολος “The Devil”
Matt 9:32 As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil.
Daimonizomai (Strongs # 1139) - Under power of a demon.
Matt 9:33 And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marveled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.
Daimonion (Strongs # 1140) - Spirit being inferior to God, superior to men
Mark 5:12 And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.
Daimons (Strongs # 1142) – Same but Plural
Δαιμονες “Unclean Spirits/Demons”
Used only 1 time in Greek Text and 2 times within another, both in Mark Chapter 5.
Matt 8:16 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with [his] word, and healed all that were sick:
Pneuma (Strongs # 4151)
Ακαθαρτος Πνευμα “Unclean Spirits/Demons”
Unclean is paired with this word Pneuma. The Greek Word Pneuma means Spirit and occurs in a good sense elsewhere. I will only list the verses that show them to be Unclean Spirits.
There is no occurrence of the word “Devil” or “Demon” in the Hebrew Scriptures as these names are Greek in origin.
If we look in these verses we will find the word Demon is used, but derived from this Hebrew word Shed.
Shed שד (Shin/Daleth) (Strongs #07700)
Deut 32:17 They sacrificed unto Sheds, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.
Psalms 106:37 Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto Sheds
(Beth/Ayin/Lamed – Zayin/Beth/Vav/Beth)
This name occurs four times in the Hebrew Scriptures at 2 Kings 1:2,3; 1:6; and 1:16.
The name is derived from the name Baal בעל (Beth/Ayin/Lamed) which refers to a northwest Semitic word signifying “The Lord”, “Master”.
There are several variations of the use of Baal with added endings that mean different things. Baal-Zebub was implied to mean Lord of Ekron that cities false deity/idol.
A similar name called Beelzebub appears in the Greek Scriptures. It appears a total of "7" times in the King James Translation.
Matthew 10:25, 12:24, 12:27, Luke 11:15, 11:18, 11:19 and once in Mark 3:22.
It’s interesting that people think this is a name given to some officer of “Satan”. It’s actually nothing more than a reference to one of many dungy Idol Gods. References to Idols were all referred to as dung thus comes the term "Lord of the Flies". The value of a false god is on par with a heap of dung as it is lifeless and powerless. They were implying an insult, but it appears now that people are taught that this is an evil being that attracts flies or is present when flies are around.
This name Beelzebub has nothing to do with “Satan” as Satan simply means Adversary/Accuser and was never intended to be a particular name of some evil living force.
Who's this Lucifer Guy?
Isaiah 14:12 “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! [how] art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!” – KJV
Isaiah 14:12 “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! [how] art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!” – Webster’s
Here is where we find the name Lucifer. The word Lucifer comes from this 4th century AD Latin translation of this verse:
quomodo cecidisti de caelo lucifer qui mane oriebaris corruisti in terram qui vulnerabas gentes.
Lucifer in fourth century Latin was a name for Venus, the morning star, derived from a term meaning "bright light," or "to shine brightly."
Let me give you the exact Hebrew letters of this verse from Isaiah 14:12
This verse contains no word or name called “Lucifer”. This was added in and some still use it!
The Hebrew word here is Helel הילל (Heh/Yud/Lamed/Lamed) which means "Shining One". This has nothing to do with Lucifer. Here’s what the Lexicons have to say:
Helel הילל, This proper name is a hapax legomenon describing the King of Babylon (Isa 14:12) - L.J.C.
Helel הילל n.m. appell. shining one, epith. of King of Babylon. (pg 237) (Isa 14:12). - BDB Lexicon
Aside from this, the text surrounding this verse is purely in context with Babylon. Please do look this one up and you will see scholars will tell you the very same thing. People confuse this with some Heavenly rebellion.
They have added their own spice to support their doctrine of this Diabolical Leader from hell and given him this name. Satan means adversary.
This Lucifer name shows up on several translations of the bible. It's no wonder people are so confused. Some have taken the name Lucifer out as they know it was incorrect to use in the first place.
The Ancient / Original Serpent
Rev 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceived the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
I am by no means a Greek scholar, but I found it interesting to dissect this verse.
It’s very easy to do as this site provides a tool so even those who don’t know Greek can figure out what’s being said. Simply go to the link and pull up a scripture and select the "C" which is the Concordance next to the verse and it will break it down word for word in Greek or Hebrew. Then you can browse Strongs reference numbers for further details.
“That Old Serpent” - using Strongs Reference # 746 we see the word “Old” can be replaced with “Ancient” or “Original” meaning the Original Serpent are still at it and the end of this age doing what they do best, causing problems.
The Biggest issue I have with this verse is the use of “He” when referring to Satan being cast down. So I had a peek and found that the Greek word “Ballo” means “To Cast Out” (Strong's # 00906), it’s used 3 times in this verse, but they decided to go ahead and add the word “He” to one of them. As you know by now Satan is neither a He or a She it’s a term that means “Adversary or Accuser”.
The word "He" is added into this verse. The other 2 occurrences of this Greek word “Ballo” only use “To Cast Out” within this exact same verse. Another word is needed in this verse to produce the "He", but there is no "He" they coupled it with the last use of "Ballo".
The part “The Devil” can be read just as easy as “False Accuser, or Slanderer” (Strongs #1225)
The part “His” in “His Angels” can also be read as “It”, not just as He or She” (Strong's #0846)
Once again a few verses down they insert “He Knoweth” and “He Hath”.
Rev 12:12 Therefore rejoice, [ye] heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time
The Greek word “Eido” is used for the phrase “Because he Knoweth” (Strong's #1492). When you examine the words in Strongs Reference you will see again no emphasis on a gender such as “He” it says “to perceive with the eyes” or “To Know”
The Greek word “Echo” is used for the phrase “He Hath” (Strong's #2192). When you examine what that word means it has nothing to do with a gender as in “He” it says “To know” and “to Perceive”
Because the knowledge which the Watchers/Serpent bring from the Tree of Knowledge is forbidden they are looked at as evil.
Here is a portion of Enoch that describes the Second Coming
5 And all shall be smitten with fear And the Watchers shall quake, And great fear and trembling shall seize them unto the ends of the earth. 6 And the high mountains shall be shaken, And the high hills shall be made low, And shall melt like wax before the flame. 7 And the Earth shall be wholly rent in sunder, And all that is upon the earth shall perish, And there shall be a judgment upon all (men). 8 But with the righteous He will make peace, And will protect the elect, And mercy shall be upon them.
The Watchers/Serpent will still be here and will most likely make it miserable for those that refuse to obey their leader or whomever they make the world do obeisance to.
The term “Watcher” still shows up in the King James translation in the book of Daniel. This is not meaning "Onlooker".
Watcher עיר (Ayin/Yud/Reish) (Strong's #05894)
Daniel 4:13 I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and, behold, a watcher and an holy one came down from heaven - KJV
Daniel 4:17 This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men. - KJV
Daniel 4:23 And whereas the king saw a watcher and an holy one coming down from heaven, and saying, Hew the tree down, and destroy it; yet leave the stump of the roots thereof in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the field; and let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and [let] his portion [be] with the beasts of the field, till seven times pass over him; - KJV
The Dead Sea Scrolls in Qumran with more information on watchers.
They label the texts in a simple code. There were 11 caves so “4Q” means this was found in Cave four in the Qumran cave system, the rest is the verse information on that scroll portion.
Qumran Text 4Q217 and 4Q228 are portions of the Book of Jubilees.
Copies of the Book of Jubilees from caves 1, 2, 3 and 11 were found. Given the fact that at least fourteen copies of it have been identified from the Qumran caves, it is clear that the Book of Jubilees was a popular and probably authoritative text for the community, which implies that the sectarians took seriously the text’s claim to be divine revelation mediated to Moses by the angel of the presence.
Jubilees 10:5-10 And Thou knowest how The Watchers, the fathers of these spirits, acted in my day: and as for these spirits which are living, imprison them and hold them fast in the place of condemnation, and let them not bring destruction on the sons of thy servant, my God; for these are malignant, and 6 created in order to destroy. And let them not rule over the spirits of the living; for Thou alone canst exercise dominion over them. And let them not have power over the sons of the righteous 7-8 from henceforth and for evermore.' And the Lord our God bade us to bind all. And the chief of the spirits, Mastema, came and said: 'Lord, Creator, let some of them remain before me, and let them harken to my voice, and do all that I shall say unto them; for if some of them are not left to me, I shall not be able to execute the power of my will on the sons of men; for these are for corruption and leading astray before my judgment, for great is the wickedness of the sons of men.' 9 And He said: Let the tenth part of them remain before him, and let nine parts descend into the 10 place of condemnation.'
Back to the Serpent again:
Gen 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
Gen 3:14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou [art] cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
Gen 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Yahweh is talking to the Watchers/Serpent that corrupted the Earth. If you haven't read my Nephilim Article then read that afterwards, as its key to understanding why Yahweh detest them so much and better explains their history with this activity throughout the scriptures.
Sons of God (Watchers/Serpent) descended and defiled women and produced offspring of Giants called Nephilim. Here are the Genesis verses.
Gen 6:2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they [were] fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
Gen 6:4 There were Nephilim in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare [children] to them, the same [became] mighty men which [were] of old, men of renown.
I cover this part about the Nephelim in greater detail in my Nephelim post. The point is they ruined the earth and were breeding with humans. The result of this activity was Noahs Flood and judgement on them and wicked mankind.
Gen 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
The Watcher/ Serpents beings knew all the information that was meant to remain kept from humankind. The Serpent went ahead and passed it along to mankind, thus giving away the Tree of Knowledge so to speak.
I want to think of this tree as a of Schematic of knowledge almost and not a literal Tree. As you read The Book of Enoch you will see what exactly was told to mankind. Eating from the tree being symbolic of accepting this knowledge that was passed on from this Schematic of information.
In Revelation Chapter 12 there is mentioned a Dragon that is cast down to Earth. It has 7 Heads, 10 Horns, and 7 Crowns. This is not a literal Dragon, but an actually Hierarchy of the Fallen Ones. Its referred to as a Dragon meaning one, but contains several divisions within it.
This Dragon “System” that was “Cast Down” controls all the other “Beasts” in Revelation. This Dragon System is not of Earth. Beasts are symbolic for Governments of mankind. These visions of Beasts are explained in the scriptures themselves so there's no room for imagination.
Beast – Head – Horn - Crown
Here is a list of the most common features of symbolic creatures such as the Beasts from Daniel and Revelation. These could technically be applied to the Revelation 9:7 Locusts and also the Revelation 9:17 Horsemen as they are described in similar fashion meaning the features shown are not literal but more characteristics of what they are.
Features = Skin Patterns, Claws or Teeth describe what kind of beast this is because those are the underlying characteristics of the beast and how aggressive it is and what it does to the others.
How those are obtained:
Revelation 17:1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come here; I will show you the judgment of the great whore that sits upon many waters:
Revelation 17:9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sits. (Already noted was Many waters meaning very widespread)
Revelation 17:12 And the ten horns which thou saw are ten kings, which have received no Kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. (These are the Horns on the Scarlet Beast which has no Crowns because it has no authority over others)
Revelation 17:13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
Revelation 17:16 And the ten horns which thou saw upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
The Dragon gives power to the Beasts. (Rev 13:2) Therefore even now there are various pieces of this “Dragon” working behind the scenes and this would also account for the multiple varieties of “Aliens” and “Craft” that people see.
Luke 10:18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
Dragon (7 Heads, 10 Horns, 7 Crowns) - Rev 12:3
(This is not of Earth as its cast down from the Heavens)
Rev 13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon.
This “Beast” (Government) will seem lamb like, but is controlled by the “Dragon” System.
Part II of my article goes further into the Hebrew texts and will show you samples of the word Satan. It's worth a look and informative.
Here is the link to Satan Part II