Charles Buck's Theological Dictionary

140 Devil


Calumniator, or slanderer; a fallen angel, especially the chief of them. He is called Abaddon in Hebrew, Apollyon in Greek, that is, destroyer.–Angel of the bottomless pit, Rev. 9:11.–Prince of the world, John 12:31.–Prince of darkness, Eph. 6:12.–A roaring lion, and an adversary, 1 Pet. 5:8.—A sinner from the beginning, 1 John 3:8.—Beelzebub, Matt. 12:24.–Accuser, Rev. 12:10.–Belial, 2 Cor. 6:15.–Deceiver, Rev 20:10.–Dragon, Rev. 12:3.—Liar, John 8:44.–Serpent, Is. 27:1.—Satan, Job 2:6.—Tormentor, Matt. 18:34.–The god of this world, 2 Cor. 4:4.

Charles Buck (1771-1815) was an English Independent minister, best known for the publication of his “Theological Dictionary”. According to the “Dictionary of National Biography”, a Particular Baptist minister named John C. Ryland (1723-1792) assisted Buck by writing many of the articles for the aforementioned publication. One may conclude, based not only Buck’s admiration for his friend Ryland, but also on the entries in his Theological Dictionary, that he stood head and shoulders with the High-Calvinists of his day.

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Charles Buck's Theological Dictionary