No @RickWarren, Satan Does Not Mean Slanderer

Do not listen to Rick Warren. Do not follow David Chazran.

https://twitter.com/RickWarren/status/289941424332488704

Why? He seems to think Satan can be translated as slanderer.

According to my A Concise Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testamentשָׂטָן (satan) means adversary or accuser. Just to be on the safe side, I checked the definition against my BDB (Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, or Big Damn Book) and found הַשָּׂטָ defined as adversary or Satan. Slander in Hebrew is רָכִיל (rakil). It just doesn’t work! This is just sloppy.

But then, Warren also tweeted that the Greek διάβολος (diabolos) means Satan.

https://twitter.com/RickWarren/status/274349013967441920

To make thing even worse, Warren leaves out an o, giving us diablos. Last I checked, Spanish was not a Biblical language. For more commentary on this tweet, see my commentary on the first tweet!

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