for forty days, being tempted by the Devil.a And he ate nothing in those days, and when they were completed, he was hungry. Bible
“Devil” is a transliteration of the Greek word, diabolos, which literally means “Slanderer.”

“Devil.” The Greek word is diabolos (#1228 διάβολος), which literally means “Slanderer,” but diabolos gets transliterated into English as our more familiar name, “Devil.” Slander is so central to who the Devil is and how he operates that one of his primary names is “the Slanderer.” [For more information on the names of the Devil, see Appendix 14: “Names of the Devil”].

Commentary for: Luke 4:2