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belial


belial


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Belial  \Be"li*al\,  n.  [Heb.  beli  ya'al;  beli  without  +  ya'al 
  profit.] 
  An  evil  spirit;  a  wicked  and  unprincipled  person;  the 
  personification  of  evil. 
 
  What  concord  hath  Christ  with  Belia  ?  --2  Cor.  vi 
  15. 
 
  {A  son}  (or  man)  {of  Belial},  a  worthless,  wicked,  or 
  thoroughly  depraved  person.  --1  Sam.  ii  12. 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Belial 
  worthlessness,  frequently  used  in  the  Old  Testament  as  a  proper 
  name  It  is  first  used  in  Deut.  13:13.  In  the  New  Testament  it 
  is  found  only  in  2  Cor.  6:15,  where  it  is  used  as  a  name  of 
  Satan,  the  personification  of  all  that  is  evil.  It  is  translated 
  wicked"  in  Deut.  15:9;  Ps  41:8  (R.V.  marg.);  101:3;  Prov. 
  6:12,  etc  The  expression  son"  or  "man  of  Belial"  means  simply 
  a  worthless,  lawless  person  (Judg.  19:22;  20:13;  1  Sam.  1:16; 
  2:12). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Belial,  wicked,  worthless