Belphegor(redirected from Belfegor)
, in the Bible, local divinity (the Baal) of Peor. According to the Book of Numbers, the Hebrews stayed at Shittim during the wilderness wanderings. While there, Hebrew men had sexual relationships with the local Moabite women.
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fiend turned man; henpecked by wife. [Ital. Lit.: Belphegor, Walsh Classical, 53]
See: Henpecked Husbands
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