- Lucifer: Is not the Devil´s real name. It is the old term for the Morning Star (´Hillel` in Hebrew) which was used as a symbol for pride in a satyrical poem about the king of Babylon. The poem was interpreted by some Christians as referring to the Devil.
- Beelzebub: Is not the Devil´s real name. It was originally "Baal-Zebul`, `Lord of the manor´, a deity worshipped by the people of Ekron. The jews turned him into a demon, and called him "Baal-zebub" which means `Lord of the flies´. In Hebrew theology, he is apparently the king of demons, but not identified with Satan, the accusing angel.
- Satan: Is not the Devil´s real name, but a title. It means "Slanderer" or "Accuser" and refers to the angel who accuses mankind in the court of God, kind of like a heavenly D.A.
- Some sources call the angelic name of the Devil as Samael, particularly before he fell, but in Hebrew lore, Samael is the angel of death, a sort of psychopomp, not an accuser.
- Another traditional possible name of the Devil is Mastema, one of the Bene ha Elohim from Genesis 6; "Mastemah" means `Hostility´, `Enemy´.
- Devil: "..The most common English synonym for 'Satan' is 'Devil', which descends from Middle English devel, from Old English dēofol, that in turn represents an early Germanic borrowing of Latin diabolus (also the source of 'diabolical'). This in turn was borrowed from Greek diabolos "slanderer," from diaballein "to slander": dia- "across, through" + ballein "to hurl." In the New Testament, 'Satan' occurs more than thirty times in passages alongside Diabolos (Greek for "the devil"), referring to the same person or thing as Satan. "
In short, I have been unable to ascertain the actual name of ha-Satan.
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