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From BDB:

demon loan-word from Assyrian shadu, a protecting spirit, Aramaic (shido)

Both Deut 32:17 and Ps 106:37 use plural shadeem, translated as demons.

From TWOT (2330):

OT:7700 ( shade )  demon.

Undoubtedly Hebrew shade is to be connected with the Babylonian word shadu , a demon either good or evil. In pagan religions the line between gods and demons is not a constant one. There are demons who are beneficent and gods who are malicious.

One cannot help but notice the paucity of references to the demonic in the OT and even where it occurs it is demythologized. Good and evil are in the moral, not the metaphysical, sphere. Kaufmann (p. 65) says, “When the gods of the nations are called shadeem it is not meant that they are evil spirits, but that they are insubstantial shades, ‘no-gods,’ with neither divine nor demonic functions.”

The wraps are taken off the demonic in the Bible in the Gospels and the Revelation. That is to say, the demonic appears most profusely when Jesus is present. We know from Mark 16: God has opened to us the satanic world only in the presence of Christ (Kinlaw, p. 8).

The Term Shade in Literature:

The term in classical mythology translates Greek in reference to the notion of spirits in the Greek underworld. In Greek literature and poetry, a shade is understood to mean the spirit or ghost of a dead person.

Shades appear in Homer’s the Odyssey, when Odysseus experiences a vision of Hades, and in the Aeneid, when Aeneas travels to the underworld. In the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri, many of the dead are similarly referred to as shades (Italian ombra), including Dante’s guide, Virgil.

The phrase ‘peace to the/thy/her gentle shade’ (and endless rest) is sometimes seen in epitaphs, and was used by Alexander Pope.

In Christopher Nolan’s Inception, the main character is haunted by his deceased wife in his dreams and in the marketing materials, she was referred to as “The Shade.”

In Clifford Simak’s novel “Cemetery World”, the fifth column of dispossessed souls, as represented by Ramsay O’Gillicuddy, declined the appellation of “ghosts”, preferring “shade.”

Greek skotos (From comparison one can see the lack of demonic or spirit reference in the above I-E Table .)

1. shadowreflection, image.

2. shade of one dead, phantom, of one worn to a shadow.

3. evil spirit, Hippiatr.130PMasp.188.5 (vi A.D.).

4. shade of trees, etc., as a protection from heat, the shade of a rock.

5. silhouette, profile.

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