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Etymology-wise, which is the slanderer: Satan or the Devil?




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Answer: the Devil

The name Satan derives from the Hebrew satan, adversary. The word devil comes from the Greek diabolos, the slanderer. In the Hebrew Bible (the Tanakh), the adversary is called Satan; in the Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible (the Septuagint), the name Diabolos was used in its place.


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