How Did the The Lord of the Flies Get its Name and What Does the Title Mean in Hebrew?

When William Golding published his classic novel in 1954, he chose a title suggesting a powerful, malevolent, supernatural presence, which he called the Lord of the Flies.

Translated into Hebrew, “Lord of the Flies” is Ba’ al zebhubh, which, since the twelfth century in English has been rendered as “Beelzebub,” a Catholic reference to the Devil.

Therefore, the Lord of the Flies is the Devil.

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