who brings evil and temptation, and is known as the deceiver who leads humanity astray.
Some religious groups teach that he originated as an angel, or something of the like, who used to possess great piety and beauty, but fell because of hubris, seducing humanity into the ways of falsehood and sin, and has power in the fallen world.
In Theistic Satanism, Satan is considered a deity who is either worshipped or revered.In La Veyan Satanism, "Satan" is a symbol of virtuous characteristics and liberty.Ha-Satan is traditionally translated as "the accuser" or "the adversary".The definite article ha- (English: "the") is used to show that this is a title bestowed on a being, versus the name of a being.Thus, this being would be referred to as "the satan".
At the beginning of the book, Job is a good person "who revered God and turned away from evil" (Job 1:1), and has therefore been rewarded by God.
When the angels present themselves to God, Satan comes as well.
God informs Satan about Job's blameless, morally upright character.
Between Job 1:9–10 and 2:4–5, Satan points out that God has given Job everything that a man could want, so of course Job would be loyal to God; Satan suggests that Job's faith would collapse if all he has been given (even his health) were to be taken away from him. In the Septuagint, the Hebrew ha-Satan in Job and Zechariah is translated by the Greek word diabolos (slanderer), the same word in the Greek New Testament from which the English word devil is derived.
Where satan is used to refer to human enemies in the Hebrew Bible, such as Hadad the Edomite and Rezon the Syrian, the word is left untranslated but transliterated in the Greek as satan, a neologism in Greek.
The Book of Enoch contains references to Satariel, thought also to be Sataniel and Satan'el (etymology dating back to Babylonian origins).