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Baal-zebub

Baal-zebub (bāˈəl-zēˈbəb) [key] [Heb., = lord of flies], a deliberate Hebrew distortion of the name of the god of Ekron in 2 Kings. In the Gospels of Mark and Luke, Beelzebul, the Greek form of the epithet Baal-zebul [Baal the Prince], is encountered. See Baal and Satan.

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