I was just reading St Luke’s gospel as part of my pennance, and I came upon the section 11:15 where Jesus mentions “Beezlebub” or a name similar to that. I’ve actually seen this name mentioned before, and (having no real other reference to look up a hellish figure) a wikipedia search shows this creature a somewhat of an insect (definately contraversial to our view of the devil). Curiosity and a desire to know more about the devil who tempts us (know thy enemy sort of thing) led me to look into this a little bit more. There are really a whole bunch of names; Satan, Lucifer, Beezlebub, Leviathan, etc. Wikipedia mentions the “seven princes of hell” and I’ve heard of the “seven deadly sins” before.
Basically what I’m getting at is, are there actually seven demonic figures in hell (possibly one for each deadly sin, or??) or are these all different names for the same enemy?
In Luke 11:15 Jesus mentions Beezlebub, and in 11:18 he mentions Satan and Beezlebub seperately, implying that they are actually seperate entities.
If there are actually seven demonic figures who rule the kingdom of hell, where did they all come from? Rather, where did any of them come from? Any references?
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