Adversary in the Bible
Hebrew: שָׂטָן —transliteration: satan —meaning: adversary, also the name of the superhuman adversary of God and all mankind —occurrences: 27
Greek: ἀντίδικος —transliteration: antidikos —meaning: adversary (a technical legal term used in antiquity of an adversary in a courtroom—someone bringing a lawsuit seeking official damages) —occurrences: 5 times in Scripture
also known as: opponent, enemy, antagonist, foe, accuser
The word “adversary” is used 22 times in the King James Bible, 9 times in the NIV, and 16 times in the NRSV.
It has various meanings.
שָׂטָן —transliteration: satan: 1 Chronicles 21:1; Job 1:6-9; 1:12; 2:2-7; Zechariah 3:1
Any opponent, foe or enemy
Hebrew: שָׂטָן —transliteration: satan
Numbers 22:22; 22:32; 1 Samuel 29:4; 19:22; 1 Kings 5:4; 11:14; 11:23; 11:25; Psalm 109:6; Luke 13:17; 18:3—“opponent” NASB)
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