Satan is described in the New Testament as the "ruler of the demons" and "the God of this Age".In the Book of Revelation, Satan appears as a Great Red Dragon, who is defeated by Michael the Archangel and cast down from Heaven.Satan appears frequently in Christian literature, most notably in Dante Alighieri's Inferno, variants of the Faust legend, John Milton's Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained, and the poems of William Blake.
In the Septuagint, the Hebrew ha-Satan in Job and Zechariah is translated by the Greek word diabolos (slanderer), the same word in the Greek New Testament from which the English word devil is derived.
Where satan is used to refer to human enemies in the Hebrew Bible, such as Hadad the Edomite and Rezon the Syrian, the word is left untranslated but transliterated in the Greek as satan, a neologism in Greek.
In Theistic Satanism, Satan is considered a deity who is either worshipped or revered.
In La Veyan Satanism, Satan is a symbol of virtuous characteristics and liberty.
According to a narration, the sound of the shofar, which is primarily intended to remind Jews of the importance of teshuva, is also intended symbolically to "confuse the accuser" (Satan) and prevent him from rendering any litigation to God against the Jews.
Each sect of Judaism has its own interpretation of Satan's identity.
Conversely, Jesus offered to be the redeemer of mankind so that his father's will would be done.
After his offer was rejected, Satan became rebellious and was subsequently cast out of heaven.
During the Age of Enlightenment, belief in the existence of Satan became harshly criticized.
Nonetheless, belief in Satan has persisted, particularly in the Americas.
When the Pharisees accused Jesus of exorcising demons through the power of Beelzebub, Jesus responds by telling the Parable of the Strongman, saying: "how can someone enter a strong man's house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man? Jude 1:9 refers to a dispute between Michael the Archangel and the Devil over the body of Moses.