I've been doing a lot of reading about the Jewish view of "Satan." I've read some instances of Satan are not referring to a being but a literary concept of human nature or temptation. I've read how other references of Satan in the Bible, actually directed towards the being of Satan, Satan is actually an obedient servant of God who serves as the accuser of men. In a court room setting, he'd be the "prosecution." I've read the Jewish interpretation of passages like Job and "the star that fell from heaven" and it makes a lot of sense.
So, how did Satan go from what the Jews believed him/the concept of him to be to what Christians say he is today? Do you think the Jews were/are mistaken OR that Christians are interpreting wrong?
Verses in proper context or historical references are appreciated :-) If you're Jewish and I've misunderstood something, please correct me.
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