Who created the name and concept of Satan?

     The concept of an evil force in the universe separate from God is foreign to the Jewish religion. It is clearly expressed in the Torah as well as in First Samuel that there is only God, He does good as well bad acts. So where did the concept and the name Satan first appear and in what books?

 This is how it came about:

Piso saw himself as a new lawgiver and philosopher after all he thought he was the greatest writer in the world. He just created the beginnings of his new religion, Christianity, which he hoped to would give new moral laws to the Roman empire. He could not model his identity after Plato, Homer, or Societies because that would be too obvious. So he borrowed the identity of Minos (king of Create) as presented in Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey. Minos fit well because Minos and Piso both totaled 19 in Greek small numbering. The following explanation is a little involved but you will see how Piso laces these Greek characters into his works and also points to himself as the author.

 Piso’s pen names:

The following names have important relevance in understanding Piso and how he wrote. Piso wrote under many pen names including Flavius Josephus (which totaled 66 in Greek small numbering), Plutarch, and Manetho. He chose these pen names deliberately. He chose Josephus because of many reasons the most important was that he had figured out what Joseph had done when he was Prime Minister of Egypt. He had embezzled two thirds of the money he collected for the sale of the grain during the seven years of famine (Genesis 47:14-20). Piso wanted to find this hidden treasure so he could create an army to take over Rome itself. That was the real prize.

    He created the name Manetho for the following reasons. The traditional translation for the word Manetho is “Truth of Thoth.” Thoth was the Egyptian god who is credited for the invention of Egyptian writing as well as other cultural elements. In Roman lore Romulus (one of the founders of Rome) was born the twenty-first day of the month Thoth. But the best reason Piso creates this name is because it is a combination of two Greek names/words that best describes how he sees himself. The first word being Minos who was the Greek lawgiver from the Island of Crete. Piso saw himself as being the new Minos. The second Greek word is Theos which means “god or deity.” When combined the two words mean “the god Minos” or “Minos is god” which of course is himself.

    He chose Manetho because of all three root meanings. He saw himself as the greatest writer that ever lived. He, like Romulus, was going to create a new Rome based on his literary fraud, and of course, in his religious writings he played the parts of god and Satan. Therefore the name Manetho was most appropriate.

    Piso creates the name Plutarch because again it is the combination of two Greek words. The Greek god for earthly wealth was Pluto[i] and the Greek word archon means nobleman or masters so together the name meant “the master god Pluto.” Piso was in fact a very rich and powerful Roman aristocrat with real power, position, and a real love for money.

 Piso’s insertion of the word Satan and the Old Testament books he wrote:

            Piso wrote the following books in the Old Testament and forced the Jews to do the Hebrew translation and put them into the collection of books we today call the Old Testament. They are: Chapters 40-66 of Isaiah, Zechariah, Job, Ruth, Jonas, Daniel, I Chronicles, and Ecclesiastes. He inserted the name Satan in: Zechariah (3x), Job (14x), and I Chronicles (1x). The insertions of Satan in these three books help identify which books Piso had written. As a final note the reason he has Isaiah total 66 is because Flavius Josephus totals 66 in Greek small numbering so in essence he puts his signature on the work.

 The lineage of Minos and his importance:

            Understanding why Piso modeled one of his fictional identities after the Greek lawgiver Minos helps you to unravel why Piso created the name and concept of Satan. The character Minos is mentioned first by Homer in his writings and later by many other Greek and Roman writers. Minos was the ruler and great lawgiver of the island of Crete (he was a historical personage). His family tree is as follows: His grandfather is known in Greek literature as Saturn. His father is Jove but also referred to as Jupiter. Homer also refers to him to as “King of Kings” three times. This phrase is an important term in the New Testament because Jesus in Revelation 17:14 and 19:16 also in 1st Timothy 6:15, is referred to as King of Kings. Jove has three sons (Minos, Apollo and Hercules) and two daughters (Hebe and Minerva). Minos’ son was Deucalion (aka Laertes) and his son was Ulysses (aka Aethon).

            Jove is an interesting name because in Hebrew the v is just like the letter b except the b has a dot in the middle of it so the name Jove could be pronounced as Jobe, which is the title of one of the books Piso wrote namely Job.

            The key character is Minos because found in Homers Odyssey is the following story: “Then I saw Minos son of Jove with his golden scepter in his hand sitting in judgment on the dead, and the ghosts were gathered sitting and standing round him in the spacious house of Hades, to learn his sentences upon them.” Hades is the Greek name for HELL!! Found in the Iliad is a line saying that Jove send people into Hell or Hades. “The son of Saturn sent a portent of evil sound about their host, and the dew fell red with blood, for he was about to send many a brave man hurrying down to Hades.” That means his son, Minos is judging those in Hell.

            Plato in Gorgias, repeats the legend but a longer version: “I [Jove] will deprive men of the foreknowledge of death, which they possess at present: this power which they have Prometheus has already received my orders to take from them: in the second place, they shall be entirely stripped before they are judged, for they shall be judged when they are dead; and the judge too shall be naked, that is to say, dead-he with his naked soul shall pierce into the other naked souls; and they shall die suddenly and be deprived of all their kindred, and leave their brave attire strewn upon the earth-conducted in this manner, the judgment will be just. I knew all about the matter before any of you, and therefore I have made my sons judges; two from Asia, Minos and Rhadamanthus, and one from Europe, Aeacus. And these, when they are dead, shall give judgment in the meadow at the parting of the ways, whence the two roads lead, one to the Islands of the Blessed [haven], and the other to Tartarus. Rhadamanthus shall judge those who come from Asia, and Aeacus those who come from Europe. And to Minos I shall give the primacy, and he shall hold a court of appeal, in case either of the two others are in any doubt: then the judgment respecting the last journey of men will be as just as possible.” “ . . . Rhadamanthus sends to the Islands of the Blessed. Aeacus does the same; and they both have scepters, and judge; but Minos alone has a golden scepter and is seated looking on, as Odysseus in Homer declares that he saw him: Holding a scepter of gold, and giving laws to the dead. Now I, Callicles, am persuaded of the truth of these things, and I consider how I shall present my soul whole and undefiled before the judge in that day.”

Piso brags about what he did by repeating the same story in his own writing under the pen name Plutarch (Consolation To Apollonius) by writing: “Deliberating on this with myself before I received your advice, I [Jove] have constituted my sons judges, Minos and Rhadamanthus from Asia, and Aeacus from Europe; these therefore, after they have departed this life, shall assume either character, and exercise it in the field, and in the road where two ways divide themselves, the one leading to the fortunate islands, and the other to the deep abyss [Hades]; so Rhadamanthus shall judge the Asians’, and Aeacus the Europeans. But to Minos I will grant the authority of a final appeal, that if any thing hath escaped the notice of the others, it shall be subjected to his cognizance, as to the last resort of a supreme judge; that so it may be rightly decided what journey every one ought to take. These are the things, Callicles, which I have heard and think to be true; and I draw this rational inference from them, that death in my opinion is nothing else but the separation of two things nearly united, which are soul and body.”


            When Julius wrote Revelation in 136 c.e. he deliberately has the two chapters and verse he inserts the phrase “King of Kings” total 66 which was his father Piso (17 + 14 + 19 + 16 = 66). In the Koran there are 19 angels guarding the gates of Hell. They use this number because it expresses Piso (Piso in Greek small numbering totals 19). When Muslems circle a stone pillar in Mecca and throw stones at it they are told they are throwing stones at Satan but really they are throwing stones at Piso.

            Piso got the name Satan from the father of Jove who was Saturn. In other words Saturn becomes Satan. Minos plays the part of Satan because since in Christian literature we are told that Satan sits in Hell judging the sinners and since we have shown you that Minos was the one who sat in Hades judging evil men that means the fictional character Satan is also Minos. Also since Piso sees himself as the new Minos that means Piso is also playing the part of Satan. Since Piso created the fictional character Jesus, the inescapable conclusion we come to is that Satan uses the fictional character Jesus to deceive man and lead them to Hades/Hell where they will be judged by Piso himself!! That gives you an idea how big his ego was.

            The Koran mentions Satan(s) no less then 76 times. A divinely inspired “holy book” cannot have a fictional character mentioned 76 times.

[i]Plato Cratylus and Laws Book I; Prophyry On Images , Fragment 8; Aristophanes, The Frogs.