The image above, of an all-devouring Satan, was provided yesterday in a link by Dario Rivarossa, and I in turn suggested that the "all-devouring Satan stems from a Biblical source" that I would provide in my next blog entry.
First, however, I should downgrade Satan's hunger. Unlike death, he's not truly 'all-devouring' -- he merely wishes to devour all souls. Here, in I Peter 5:8, is the Biblical source:
Νήψατε γρηγορήσατε ὅτι ὁ ἀντίδικος ὑμῶν διάβολος ὡς λέων ὠρυόμενος περιπατεῖ ζητῶν τινα καταπίῃThe word καταπίῃ (katapiē) is second aorist active subjunctive of the same verb that we looked at yesterday, καταπίνω (katapinō), which means "1) to drink down, swallow down 2) to devour 3) to swallow up, destroy."
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
Tomorrow, I'll return to the main theme of "all-devouring death" . . .