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Did Satan have a wife?

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November 02, 2014 9:10PM

Catholic Answer
Of course not, Satan in the Old

Testament is used as accuser or adversary. In the New Testament, it

becomes the technical term for the archenemy of God and mankind.

Satan refers to Lucifer, one of the brightest angels, usually

thought to have been one of the Cherubim, who fell from God's grace

through pride and was banished from heaven by St. Michael, the

archangel. Angels (which denotes their office, not their essence)

are pure spirit, thus without sex, and are incapable of marriage,

much less "taking a wife".

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November 01, 2014 5:00PM

Best answer is we don't know, but this is offered with some

exposition.

First, there is no "Jewish Answer" or "Catholic Answer" or any

denominationally specific answer to this question. Satan, Lucifer,

Azazal, the Angel of Light, Father of Lies, King of Hell is not the

exclusive property of any one group.

What we know of Satan comes from legend and several ancient

writings. The Torah and Jewish commentaries, the Christian Bible,

the Quran, various non-canonical books all speak of Satan, but all

with only brief detail. Only one source appears to mention a

potential wife, Katarba, but with no detail.

Here's the matter most of the Judeao-Christo-Islamic line have

some difficulty with:

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if it doesn't appear in scripture, it doesn't exist. The

problem with this paradigm is that the holy writings are finite and

tend to focus on important teachings of the faiths. Satan's love

life just isn't that important to religious teachings. And, that

limited space just isn't enough for discussions of everything. Note

that the Western Hemisphere existed contempory with old testament

events, but there is no mention of it nor the people who lived here

then. Neither of which is sufficient nor quantitative in proving

the land and people didn't exist.

That one source mentions the possibility of a Satanic spouse is

perhaps suggests that she may have existed.

One other matter that has popped up is the physical presence and

gender of the Chief Imp. Here's the problem: some of the

denominationally specific claim Satan, an angel (fallen but still

an angel) has no physical body. This is

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a priori reasoning--cart before the horse sort of thinking.

There are countless examples in canonical scripture of angels with

physical existence: the unnamed angel who guards the entrance to

Eden, the Angel of Death who took the Egyptian first born, the

benei Elohim of Genesis 6:2 (although somewhat debated), the two

angels who visited Lot (not only did they physically enter his

home, the reprobates in town wanted to use them), all refer to

physical AND spiritual beings. The Genesis 6:2 reference also

addresses the gender issue as well.

Further study suggests that Satan may have had several wives.

The four commonly mentioned are Lilith, Mahalath, Agrat Bat Mahlat,

and Naamah; although, Mahalath, Agrat, and Naamah are believed by

modern researchers to be different aspects of the older (ancient in

fact) Lilith.

The long and short of it however again is, just because it is

not discussed in the Bible doesn't negate the possibility.


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