Where does the word Satan come from?
In the original text of the OLD Testament there a word that means opponent is TRANSLITERATED into the letters s a t a n. Religious interpreters of the New Testament made the s a capital letter and treated the four letters as a word, i.e Satan.
Transliterated letters are not words. They are symbolic of the original word. We use this all the time in going back and forth between languages.
To be translated the letters s a t a n must result in a word that is equal to opponent.
When the letter s was made a capital letter it inferred in English that it was the name of a person, place or important thing. Religion teaches that the word Satan is a spiritual being that desires to destroy humans. Cannot answer the question, who/what created Satan? Or at best says that God made Satan to teach us lessons.
Interestingly another word that means hurtful was INTERPRETED as meaning a masculine devil. But these words were used in the Bible…bad, evil, grievous, harm, lewd, malicious, wicked, wickedness. Wonder why masculine devil was not used? These are English chosen words they are not word meanings taken from the original text. (more…)