Most competent conservative Bible teachers view the demons as the fallen angels. Some refer to them as disembodied spirits. The Bible is vastly superior in its exposition of demonology compared to the superstitious exaggeration in the general population. Demons do exist, because the Bible says they do. In the Old Testament they were the power behind the idols prohibited by God for the Israelites to worship. In Hebrew, the demons are called Shedhim (Deut. 32: 17; Psalm 106: 36-37) as well as Seirim (Lev. 17:7; II Chron. 11: 15; Isaiah 13:21; 34: 14).