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Question: Lucifer =Angel of Light?

o the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.  (Revelation 12: 9)
      What other names does Satan have besides "The Devil"?

Here is a list of some of the other names for Satan in the Bible. Satan plays many roles and by knowing them it will give us a better understanding to his method of operation. The Scripture reference is not a complete list of every time these names are used, it is there to give you an example of how it is used in the Bible.





Revelation 9:11

Abaddon is the Greek form and Apollyon is the Hebrew equivalent. These words mean 'destroyer,' 'destruction.' This title stresses his work of destruction; he works to destroy the glory of God and God's purpose with man. He further works to destroy societies and mankind.

The Accuser of the Brethren

Revelation 12:10

The Greek word for "accuser" is kathgor, which refers to one who brings condemning accusations against others. In view of Job 1 and 2, this is also an attempt to malign the character of God and His plan.

The Adversary

I Peter 5:8

An opponent (in a lawsuit); specially, Satan (as the arch-enemy)

Angel of Light 2 Corinthians 11:14 One of his purposes is to make men as much like God as he can, but always without God. So, he will copy as much of God and His plan as he can, but he will always either distort, pervert, substitute or leave out those key ingredients of truth that are vital to the plan of salvation and sanctification through Christ


Revelation 9:11

A destroyer (i.e. Satan)


Matthew 12:24 Mark 3:22 Luke 11:15

Three possible spellings of this word each have a different meaning: (1)Beelzebul means "lord of the dung," a name of reproach. (2) Beelzebub means "lord of the flies." Either one of these are names of reproach and are names of uncleanness applied to Satan, the prince of the demons and uncleanness. (3) Beelzeboul, means, "the lord of the dwelling." This would identify Satan as the god of demon possession. This spelling has the best manuscript evidence behind it.


II Corinthians 6:15

This name means "worthless" or "hopeless ruin." The epitome of worthlessness, hopeless ruin and the source of all idolatry and religion which is also hopeless or futile.

the Devil

Matt. 4:1, 5, 9; Eph. 4:27; Rev. 12:9; 20:2

"Devil" is the Greek word diabollos which means "slanderer, defamer." This accentuates his goal and work to impugn the character of God.


Revelation 12:9 and 20:2

Probably from an alternate form of derkomai (to look); a fabulous kind of serpent (perhaps as supposed to fascinate) or the Greek word is drakon (as in draconian) and refers to a "hideous monster, a dragon, or large serpent." This word stresses the cruel, vicious, and blood thirsty character and power of Satan.

the Enemy

Matthew 13:39

From a primary echtho (to hate); hateful (passively, odious, or actively, hostile); usually as a noun, an adversary (especially Satan)

the Evil One John 17:15; 1 John 5:9 The Greek poneros means "wicked, evil, bad, base, worthless, vicious, degenerate." It points to Satan's character as active and malignant.

Father of All Lies

John 8:44

A falsifier; Using his network of deception through demonic forces and duped people, he promotes false doctrines in the name of God.

god of this world

II Corinthians 4:4

god is used generically and refers to Satan

King of Babylon

Isaiah 14:4

Confusion; Babel (i.e. Babylon), including Babylonia and the Babylonian empire

King of Tyrus

Ezekiel 28:12

A rock; Tsor, a place in Palestine. Satan is the false rock. Christ is the true Rock.

Little Horn

Daniel 7:8

A horn (as projecting); by implication, a flask, cornet; by resembl. an elephant's tooth (i.e. ivory), a corner (of the altar), a peak (of a mountain), a ray (of light); figuratively, power


Isaiah 14:12

The Hebrew word for Lucifer (KJV translation) is literally "the shining one." This name draws our attention to his pre-fall condition and to the nature of the cause of his fall - pride; the morning star: Lucifer (the king of Babylon). Satan is the false morning star. Christ is the true morning Star.

Man of sin

II Thessalonians 2:3

Satan was the first to sin. See Ezekiel 28:11-19

That Old Serpent

Revelation 12:9 and 20:2

old = original or primeval
serpent = (through the idea of sharpness of vision); a snake, figuratively (as a type of sly cunning) an artful malicious person, especially Satan

Power of Darkness

Colossians 1:13

"shade" or a shadow (literally or figuratively [darkness of error or an adumbration])

Prince of the Power of the Air

Ephesians 2:2

prince = a first (in rank or power)
power = privilege, i.e. (subjectively) force, capacity, competency, freedom, or (objectively) mastery (concretely, magistrate, superhuman, potentate, token of control), delegated influence

Prince that shall come

Daniel 9:26

A commander (as occupying the front), civil, military or religious; generally (abstractly, plural), honorable themes. See II Thessalonians 2:3-4 and Revelation 12:7-9

prince of Tyrus

Ezekiel 28:2

a rock; Tsor, a place in Palestine. Satan is the false rock. Christ is the true Rock.

Prince of this world

John 12:31

prince = a first (in rank or power)
world = orderly arrangement, i.e. decoration; by implication, the world (in a wide or narrow sense, including its inhabitants, literally or figuratively [morally])

The Proud One Isaiah 14:12-14 The five "I wills"

Rulers of the darkness of this world

Ephesians 6:12

rulers = a world-ruler, an epithet of Satan
darkness = shadiness, i.e. obscurity (literally or figuratively)


Job 1:6-9; Matt. 4:10

The title "Satan" occurs 53 times in 47 verses in the Bible. The primary idea is 'adversary, one who withstands.'


Genesis 3:1; Rev. 12:9

Properly, to hiss, i.e. whisper a (magic) spell; generally, to prognosticate

Son of Perdition

John 17:12
II Thessalonians 2:3

Ruin or loss (physical, spiritual or eternal) also to destroy fully (reflexively, to perish, or lose), literally or figuratively

the Tempter

Matthew 4:3; 1 Thess. 3:5

To test (objectively), i.e. endeavor, scrutinize, entice, discipline

the Wicked One

Matthew 13:19

Hurtful, i.e. evil (properly, in effect or influence) figuratively, calamitous; also (passively) ill, i.e. diseased; but especially (morally) culpable, i.e. derelict, vicious, facinorous; neuter (singular) mischief, malice, or (plural) guilt; masculine (singular) the devil, or (plural) sinners