Name of the prince of demons. The meaning of the name and the identity of the two forms here given are still in dispute. Asmodeus first appears in the Book of Tobit. According to Tobit iii. After killing seven men successively on the nights of their marriage to her, he was rendered harmless when Tobias married her, following the instructions given him by the angel Raphael. Asmodeus "fled into the utmost parts of Egypt and the angel [Raphael] bound him" ib. Akin to this representation in Tobit is the description of Asmodeus in the Testament of Solomon, a pseudepigraphic work, the original portions of which date from the first century.
Who is Asmodeus?
Asmodeus pronounced as-MO-day-us  is the most powerful of the nine archdevils that inhabit Hell , and the only one of Hell's rulers to claim full divinity. It was he who is credited with the penning the contract of creation, within which his followers believe is hidden the means for their patron's eventual rise to supremacy. Asmodeus believes that the strong should rightfully govern the weak, who in turn owe their masters unwavering obedience.
The demon is also mentioned in some Talmudic legends; for instance, in the story of the construction of the Temple of Solomon. He was supposed by some Renaissance Christians [ who? In Binsfeld's classification of demons, each one of these princes represents one of the seven deadly sins lust , gluttony , greed , sloth , wrath , envy , and pride. It is said in Asmodeus; Or, The Devil on Two Sticks that people who fall to Asmodeus' ways will be sentenced to an eternity in the second level of hell. Still, the encyclopedia proposes that the "Asmodeus" from the Apocrypha and the Testament of Solomon are not only related somewhat to Aeshma but have similar behaviour, appearance and roles,  to conclude in another article under the entry "Aeshma", in the paragraph "Influence of Persian Beliefs on Judaism",  that Persian Zoroastrian beliefs could have heavily influenced Judaism's theology on the long term, bearing in mind that in some texts there are crucial conceptual differences while in others there seems to be a great deal of similarity, proposing a pattern of influence over folk beliefs that would extend further to the mythology itself in general. The full name "Ashmedai" is not found, but in 2 Kings , a certain Ashima appears as the false god for whom the Syrian Hamathites made an idol. The Asmodeus of the Book of Tobit is hostile to Sarah, Raguel 's daughter, Tobit ; and slays seven successive husbands on their wedding nights, impeding the sexual consummation of the marriages. He is described as 'the worst of demons'.
Asmodeus , Hebrew Ashmedai , in Jewish legend , the king of demons. According to the apocryphal book of Tobit , Asmodeus, smitten with love for Sarah , the daughter of Raguel, killed her seven successive husbands on their wedding nights. Following instructions given to him by the angel Raphael, Tobias overcame Asmodeus and married Sarah. The Talmud relates that Solomon captured the demon and pressed him into slave labour during the construction of the First Temple of Jerusalem. Other Haggadic legends depict Asmodeus as a more beneficent figure. Info Print Cite.