Satan as a Jewish concept is not the classic Beelzebub devil. He doesn’t collect souls or rule over an underworld. Not at all. He plays the role of “prosecutor” in God’s court. And he doesn’t just collect evidence. No, no, no. Not satisfied to collect what is out there, he creates it. And he’s a ___ about it:
“Skin for skin!” Satan replied. “A man will give all he has for his own life. But now stretch out your hand and strike his flesh and bones, and he will surely curse you to your face.”
The LORD said to Satan, “Very well, then, he is in your hands; but you must spare his life.”
So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD and afflicted Job with painful sores from the soles of his feet to the crown of his head.
And Job was acquitted.