The title of a heathen deity to who the Jews ascribed the sovereignty for the wicked spirits hence the Devil or a devil See Baal
- (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief character of wicked and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell
- The title of a heathen deity to who the Jews ascribed the sovereignty of this wicked spirits; therefore, the Devil or a devil. See Baal.
The devil, fallen angel.
Name Origin: Biblical
Name Gender: Male
Old English Belzebub, Philistine god worshipped at Ekron (2 Kings i:2), from Latin, found in Vulgate for brand new Testament Greek beelzeboub, from Hebrew ba'al-z'bub "lord for the flies," from ba'al "lord" (see Baal) + z'bhubh "fly." By later Christian article authors often taken as another name for "Satan," though Milton made him one of many fallen angels. Baal becoming originally a title, it was used because of the Hebrews to neighboring divinities centered on their characteristics; other for example Baal-berith "the covenant lord," god of the Shechemites; Baal-peor "lord for the orifice," a god of Moab and Midian.
Besides, now and then such unaccountable odds and ends of strange nations come up from the unknown nooks and ash-holes of the earth to man these floating outlaws of whalers; and the ships themselves often pick up such queer castaway creatures found tossing about the open sea on planks, bits of wreck, oars, whaleboats, canoes, blown-off Japanese junks, and what not; that Beelzebub himself might climb up the side and step down into the cabin to chat with the captain, and it would not create any unsubduable excitement in the forecastle.