That he cast out devils "by Beelzebub, prince of the devils."
Baal Zebub of the Philistine Ekron became the Beelzebub who was equivalent to Satan.
The distinction of good and bad angels is recognized; we have names, Gabriel 4, and the evil angels Abaddon or Apollyon', Beelzebub 6, and Satan'; ranks are implied, archangels 8, principalities and powers9, thrones and dominions 10.
He is sometimes identified with Beelzebub or Apollyon (Rev. ix.
6 In the New Testament we meet with Beelzebul, 7 which some of the versions, especially the Vulgate and Syriac, followed by the Authorized Version, have changed to Beelzebub, under the influence of 2 Kings.