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The many names of Satan and what they mean

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Philip Kosloski - published on 09/03/18

The devil is in the details.

We often use various names for Satan interchangeably, but do we know what they mean and why we use them?

While for the most part we use the names that we find in scripture, they also have a rich etymological history that help us understand who Satan is and his mission on earth.

Launch the slideshow below to learn more about the different names of Satan.


FALLEN ANGEL,SATAN

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FALLEN ANGEL,SATAN

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