Abaddon, the “place of destruction” is synonymous with Sheol in Proverbs and Job. In later writings, Abaddon is personified as the king of the abyss who can command an army of locusts to torment men.
Learn Biblical Demonology with New Course: Fallen Angels, Demons & Satan in Judeo-Christian Traditions
Explore how the concepts of the Devil, demons and fallen angels evolved from early mentions in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) to stories from apocalyptic Judaism found in the Book of Enoch, Jubilees, and the Dead Sea Scrolls, to the emergence of Satan as Christ’s arch nemesis in the Book of Revelation. Learn what the Bible does and does not say about topics such as:
* the nature of evil
* the concept of human suffering
* the fall of the angels
* demon possession and exorcism
* the final cosmic battle between good and evil
According to Collin de Plancy, Adramelech is a high chancellor of hell who tends to Satan’s wardrobe. He was also the god in 2 Kings 19:36-38 to whom the Sepharvites worshiped through human sacrifice.
Asmodeus, also known as Ashmadia, most likely originated from the Persian Aeshma-deva (“demon of wrath”).
Azazel is the chief of the Se’irim, or goat-demons, who haunted the desert and to whom most primitive Semitic tribes offered sacrifices.
Ba’al-zebub, also called Beelzebub or Beelzebul is known as the lord of the flies. The name derives from the Canaanite “‘Baal” meaning “lord.”
Behemoth, a spirit of the desert, possibly derives from the Egyptian for “water buffalo.”
Belial (or Beliaal) is Hebrew for “without value.” He is known as Beliar in Greek.
The name Belphegor is a corruption of the biblical name Baal-Peor, the god of the Moabites.
Two accounts of the fallen angels story – one of Satan and one of the Watchers.
Descriptions of incubi, their physical nature, and various lore.
Lamia (lamiai) were harmful spirits who killed infants and seduced sleeping men.
Leviathan was a large whale-like sea creature mentioned in the Bible.