Name of a Philistine god. Used as a title for the “chief of the demons,” or Satan. The Pharisees referred to him as the “prince of the devils” (Matt. 12:24). Jesus denied that He cast out devils by the power of Beelzebub (Luke 11:14–20). See also 2 Kgs. 1:1–6, where it is spelled Baalzebub.