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Names for Satan Bible Study

Here is a list of some of the other names for Satan in the Bible. Satan plays many roles and by knowing them it will give us a better understanding to his method of operation. The Scripture reference is not a complete list of every time these names are used, it is there to give you an example of how it is used in the Bible.





Revelation 9:11

a destroying angel

The accuser of our brethren

Revelation 12:10

against one in the assembly, i.e. a complaintant at law; specially, Satan

The adversary

I Peter 5:8

an opponent (in a lawsuit); specially, Satan (as the arch-enemy)


Revelation 9:11

a destroyer (i.e. Satan)


Matthew 12:24 Mark 3:22 Luke 11:15

dung-god; Beelzebul, a name of Satan


II Corinthians 6:15

worthlessness; Belial, as an epithet of Satan

the Devil

Matthew 4:1

a traducer; specially, Satan: false accuser, devil, slanderer.


Revelation 12:9 and 20:2

probably from an alternate form of derkomai (to look); a fabulous kind of serpent (perhaps as supposed to fascinate)

the enemy

Matthew 13:39

from a primary echtho (to hate); hateful (passively, odious, or actively, hostile); usually as a noun, an adversary (especially Satan)

father of all lies

John 8:44

a falsifier

god of this world

II Corinthians 4:4

god is used generically and refers to Satan

king of Babylon

Isaiah 14:4

confusion; Babel (i.e. Babylon), including Babylonia and the Babylonian empire

king of Tyrus

Ezekiel 28:12

a rock; Tsor, a place in Palestine. Satan is the false rock. Christ is the true Rock.

little horn

Daniel 7:8

a horn (as projecting); by implication, a flask, cornet; by resembl. an elephant's tooth (i.e. ivory), a corner (of the altar), a peak (of a mountain), a ray (of light); figuratively, power


Isaiah 14:12

(in the sense of brightness); the morning star: lucifer (the king of Babylon). Satan is the false morning star. Christ is the true morning Star.

man of sin

II Thessalonians 2:3

Satan was the first to sin. See Ezekiel 28:11-19

that old serpent

Revelation 12:9 and 20:2

old = original or primeval
serpent = (through the idea of sharpness of vision); a snake, figuratively (as a type of sly cunning) an artful malicious person, especially Satan

power of darkness

Colossians 1:13

"shade" or a shadow (literally or figuratively [darkness of error or an adumbration])

prince of the power of the air

Ephesians 2:2

prince = a first (in rank or power)
power = privilege, i.e. (subjectively) force, capacity, competency, freedom, or (objectively) mastery (concretely, magistrate, superhuman, potentate, token of control), delegated influence

prince that shall come

Daniel 9:26

a commander (as occupying the front), civil, military or religious; generally (abstractly, plural), honorable themes. See II Thessalonians 2:3-4 and Revelation 12:7-9

prince of Tyrus

Ezekiel 28:2

a rock; Tsor, a place in Palestine. Satan is the false rock. Christ is the true Rock.

prince of this world

John 12:31

prince = a first (in rank or power)
world = orderly arrangement, i.e. decoration; by implication, the world (in a wide or narrow sense, including its inhabitants, literally or figuratively [morally])

rulers of the darkness of this world

Ephesians 6:12

rulers = a world-ruler, an epithet of Satan
darkness = shadiness, i.e. obscurity (literally or figuratively)


Job 1:6

an opponent; especially (with the article prefixed) Satan, the arch-enemy of good.


Genesis 3:1

properly, to hiss, i.e. whisper a (magic) spell; generally, to prognosticate

son of perdition

John 17:12
II Thessalonians 2:3

ruin or loss (physical, spiritual or eternal) also to destroy fully (reflexively, to perish, or lose), literally or figuratively

the tempter

Matthew 4:3

to test (objectively), i.e. endeavor, scrutinize, entice, discipline

the wicked one

Matthew 13:19

hurtful, i.e. evil (properly, in effect or influence) figuratively, calamitous; also (passively) ill, i.e. diseased; but especially (morally) culpable, i.e. derelict, vicious, facinorous; neuter (singular) mischief, malice, or (plural) guilt; masculine (singular) the devil, or (plural) sinners

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posted 3-10-98

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