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When it was published, it contained the first cited use in English of the adjective satanic. What book is it?




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Answer: Paradise Lost

The first recorded instance of the adjective satanic, as in "pertaining to Satan," is found in Paradise Lost, which was published in 1667. Note that the name Satan derives from the Hebrew satan, adversary, or someone who plots against someone else. In the Greek version of the Hebrew Bible, the Septuagint, the word was translated as diabolos, slanderer.


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