- The name of a deity worshipped in the Philistine city of Ekron.
- A demon or devil.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Be*el"ze*bub (&?;), n. The title of a
heathen deity to whom the Jews ascribed the sovereignty of the evil
spirits; hence, the Devil or a devil. See Baal.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Beel`zebub, the god of flies, protector against them, worshipped by
the Phoenicians; as being a heathen deity, transformed by the Jews into a
chief of the devils; sometimes identified with Satan, and sometimes his
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