Beelzebub
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Beelzebub

same as Baalzebub

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Beelzebub

[See BEELZEBUL]

ATS Bible Dictionary
Beelzebub

"the prince of the devils," Matthew 12:24. This name is derived from Baal-zebub, an idol deity among the Ekronites, signifying lord of flies, fly-baal, fly-god, whose office was to protect his worshippers from the torment of the gnats and flies with which that region was infested, 2 Kings 1:2,3,16. It is also sometimes written Beel- sebul, which signifies probably the dung-god. The Jews seem to have applied this appellation to Satan, as being the author of all the pollutions and abominations of idol-worship.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Gr. form Beel'zebul), the name given to Satan, and found only in the New Testament (Matthew 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."
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) The title of a heathen deity to whom the Jews ascribed the sovereignty of the evil spirits; hence, the Devil or a devil. See Baal.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BEELZEBUB

be-el'-ze-bub (in the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American) is an error (after the Vulgate) for Beelzebul (Revised Version margin) Beelzeboul; Westcott and Hort, The New Testament in Greek, Beezeboul): In the time of Christ this was the current name for the chief or prince of demons, and was identified with SATAN (which see) and the DEVIL (which see). The Jews committed the unpardonable sin of ascribing Christ's work of casting out demons to Beelzebul, thus ascribing to the worst source the supreme manifestation of goodness (Matthew 10:25; Matthew 12:24, 27 Mark 3:22 Luke 11:15, 18, 19). There can be little doubt that it is the same name as BAALZEBUB (which see). It is a well-known phenomenon in the history of religions that the gods of one nation become the devils of its neighbors and enemies. When the Aryans divided into Indians and Iranians, the Devas remained gods for the Indians, but became devils (daevas) for the Iranians, while the Ahuras remained gods for the Iranians and became devils (asuras) for the Indians. Why Baalzebub became Beelzebul, why the b changed into l, is a matter of conjecture. It may have been an accident of popular pronunciation, or a conscious perversion (Beelzebul in Syriac = "lord of dung"), or Old Testament zebhubh may have been a perversion, accidental or intentional of zebhul (= "house"), so that Baalzebul meant "lord of the house." These are the chief theories offered (Cheyne in EB; Barton in Hastings, ERE).

T. Rees

Greek
954. Beelzeboul -- Beelzebul, a name of Satan
... Beelzebub. Of Chaldee origin (by parody on Ba'al Zbuwb); dung-god; Beelzebul,
a name of Satan -- Beelzebub. see HEBREW Ba'al Zbuwb. ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/954.htm - 7k
Library

Christ and Beelzebub
... Mark CHAPTER 3:20-27 CHRIST AND BEELZEBUB. "And the multitude cometh together
again, so that they could not so much as eat bread. ...
/.../chadwick/the gospel of st mark/chapter 3 20-27 christ and beelzebub.htm

Of the Occasion on which it was Said to Him that He Cast Out ...
... Chapter XXXVIII."Of the Occasion on Which It Was Said to Him that He Cast Out Devils
in the Power of Beelzebub, and of the Declarations Drawn Forth from Him ...
/.../augustine/the harmony of the gospels/chapter xxxviii of the occasion on.htm

Healing of the Deaf and Dumb Demoniac. --The Charge of a League ...
... Section 161. Healing of the Deaf and Dumb Demoniac."The Charge of a League
with Beelzebub: a Visible Sign demanded."The Charge refuted. ...
/.../section 161 healing of the.htm

Power Hindered.
... David? But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not
cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/moody/secret power/chapter v power hindered.htm

St. Ambrose Turns against the Novatians Themselves Another ...
... words before the passage quoted, that we may understand it more clearly: The Jews
were saying: "This man doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub, prince of ...
/.../ambrose/works and letters of st ambrose/chapter iv st ambrose turns.htm

From St. Luke's Eleventh ChapterOther Evidence that Christ Comes ...
... out the "demon which was dumb" [4557] (and by a cure of this sort verified Isaiah),
[4558] and having been charged with casting out demons by Beelzebub, He said ...
/.../the five books against marcion/chapter xxvi from st lukes eleventh.htm

Why the Pharisees Asked a Sign from Heaven.
... they suspected that the signs upon earth might possibly not be of God; for they
did not hesitate indeed to say, "Jesus casts out demons by Beelzebub the prince ...
/.../origens commentary on the gospel of matthew/2 why the pharisees asked.htm

Letter Xlii. To Marcella.
... before a judge's tribunal any has declared of the things written in the gospel that
they were wrought not by the Son of God but by Beelzebub, the prince of the ...
/.../jerome/the principal works of st jerome/letter xlii to marcella.htm

Blasphemous Accusations of the Jews.
... when the Pharisees heard it, they ^b 22 and the scribes that came down from Jerusalem
said, ^a This man doth not cast out demons, but by Beelzebub the prince ...
/.../mcgarvey/the four-fold gospel/xlviii blasphemous accusations of the.htm

The Mistakes of Christ's Foes and Friends
... 'And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub,
and by the prince of the devils casteth He out devils.23. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture d/the mistakes of christs foes.htm

Thesaurus
Beelzebub (7 Occurrences)
... devil. See Baal. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. BEELZEBUB. be ... ERE). T. Rees.
Multi-Version Concordance Beelzebub (7 Occurrences). Matthew ...
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Devils (48 Occurrences)
... (KJV). Matthew 12:24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth
not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils. (KJV). ...
/d/devils.htm - 31k

Spirits (129 Occurrences)
... (BBE). Matthew 12:24 But the Pharisees, hearing of it, said, This man only sends
evil spirits out of men by Beelzebub, the ruler of evil spirits. (BBE). ...
/s/spirits.htm - 42k

Casteth (54 Occurrences)
... (ASV WBS). Mark 3:22 And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath
Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils. ...
/c/casteth.htm - 22k

Sends (94 Occurrences)
... (BBE). Matthew 12:24 But the Pharisees, hearing of it, said, This man only sends
evil spirits out of men by Beelzebub, the ruler of evil spirits. (BBE). ...
/s/sends.htm - 32k

Satan (50 Occurrences)
... obviously recognized. He tempted our Lord in the wilderness (Matthew 4:1-11).
He is "Beelzebub, the prince of the devils" (12:24). He is ...
/s/satan.htm - 53k

Beelzeboul (7 Occurrences)

/b/beelzeboul.htm - 8k

Reason (438 Occurrences)
... (BBE). Matthew 12:27 And if I cast out demons by Beelzebub, your sons, by whom do
they cast them out? For this reason they shall be your judges. (DBY NAS). ...
/r/reason.htm - 39k

Evil (1503 Occurrences)
... the personal form referring to the enemy of the race known by various terms: Satan,
"the adversary" or "the accuser," occurs 50 times; Beelzebub is found 7 ...
/e/evil.htm - 47k

Ruler (329 Occurrences)
... (BBE YLT NAS). Matthew 12:24 But the Pharisees, hearing of it, said, This man only
sends evil spirits out of men by Beelzebub, the ruler of evil spirits. ...
/r/ruler.htm - 50k

Concordance
Beelzebub (7 Occurrences)

Matthew 10:25
It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?
(KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS NIV)

Matthew 12:24
But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.
(KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS NIV)

Matthew 12:27
And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges.
(KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS NIV)

Mark 3:22
And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils.
(KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS NIV)

Luke 11:15
But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils.
(KJV ASV DBY WBS NIV)

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.
(KJV ASV DBY WBS NIV)

Luke 11:19
And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges.
(KJV ASV DBY WBS NIV)

Subtopics

Beelzebub

Beelzebub: Messengers Sent to Inquire of, by Ahaziah

Beelzebub: The Prince of Devils

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Evil (1503 Occurrences)

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One (26466 Occurrences)

Flies (16 Occurrences)

Bondman (108 Occurrences)

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Sufficient (28 Occurrences)

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Fly (33 Occurrences)

Persecution (22 Occurrences)

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Forgiveness (124 Occurrences)

Hearing (469 Occurrences)

Chief (696 Occurrences)

Mary (50 Occurrences)

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