Xaphan was one of the fallen angels who rebelled with Satan. He is now a demon of the 2nd rank. He has a reputation for an inventive mind and came up with the idea to set fire to Heaven before he and the others were thrown out. Dictionnaire Infernal - Collin de Plancy (1863) (paraphrased) Xaphan is a demon of the second order with an inventive spirit and a bellows as an … [Read more...]
Fallen Angels are those who rebelled against God and were thrown out of Heaven. The term 'fallen angel' is not found in the Hebrew Bible or New Testament but the mythology was known within Second Temple Judaism, with the primary source being the non-canonical Book of Enoch. The Book of Revelation also refers to the myth, describing the great dragon thrown out of Heaven after being defeated in the War in Heaven by Michael and his army of angels. Read articles about fallen angels below.
Contents Satan's Origins Satan Tempts Job Satan In Apocryphal Writings Satan's Fall Satan Tempts Adam and Eve Satan In Hellenistic Writings Satan in the Gospels Satan in Acts of the Apostles Satan's Origins The name Satan is derived from a root meaning 'to oppose' or 'to be or to act as an adversary.' In some cases, he is not necessarily malevolent and … [Read more...]
Mastema in the Book of Jubilees In the Book of Jubilees, Mastema seems to be identified with Satan. He asked the Lord that some of the spirits might be allowed to remain with him to do his will. God granted his request and allowed one tenth of the spirits to remain with Mastema, while the other nine parts would be condemned. He seems to be of a different nature than those evil … [Read more...]
Contents Background of the Book of Enoch Findings at Qumran The Astronomical Book The Book of the Watchers Sin of the Angels Cause of Sin Entering the World Enoch as Intermediary Angels' Punishment Background of the Book of Enoch The Book of Enoch, ascribed to Enoch, is a non-canonical text used by various Jewish sects including the Dead Sea Scrolls community … [Read more...]
Jewish Traditions Not Included In the Bible The Pseudepigrapha is a collection of various works written approximately between 200 BCE and 100 CE that were left out of the Old Testament. They tend to be written in Hebrew or Aramaic or occasionally Greek, and tend to be attributed to well known biblical heroes like Abraham, Moses, and Noah. Some of these books were included … [Read more...]