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  1. #1 Etymology of the word Beelzebub...Very Interesting 
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    From Wikipedia (from an article on Baal, the ancient aka circa 5th century BC, pagan God of Phoenicia and Tyre):


    Another version of the demon Baal is Beelzebub, or more accurately Baal Zebb or Baal Zəbb (Hebrew בעל-זבוב), who was originally the name of a deity worshipped in the Philistine city of Ekron. Baal Zebb might mean "Lord of Zebb", referring to an unknown place named Zebb. Some scholars have suggested that Ba'al Zebul which means 'lord prince' was deliberately changed by the worshippers of Yahweh to Ba'al Zebub ('lord of the flies', zebb being a Hebrew collective noun meaning "fly") in order to ridicule and protest the worship of Ba'al Zebul.

    In Christian demonology, Baal Zebb (anglicized Beelzebub) came to be identified as a demon or devil.


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    http://net.bible.org/dictionary.php?word=Beelzebub

    http://net.bible.org/dictionary.php?word=BAALZEBUB

    http://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/...s=H01176&t=KJV


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