Belial


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Belial

(bē`lēəl), name applied to SatanSatan
[Heb.,=adversary], traditional opponent of God and humanity in Judaism and Christianity. In Scripture and literature the role of the opponent is given many names, such as Apolyon, Beelzebub, Semihazah, Azazel, Belial, and Sammael.
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Belial

chief of fiends. [O.T.: I Samuel 2:12]
See: Devil

Belial

demon of libidinousness and falsehood. [Br. Lit.: Paradise Lost]
See: Lust
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Belial

1. a demon mentioned frequently in apocalyptic literature: identified in the Christian tradition with the devil or Satan
2. (in the Old Testament and rabbinical literature) worthlessness or wickedness
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The Scene on a sudden shifts, and represents Lucifer, Satan, Beelzebub, Asmoday, Moloch and Belial ...
He calls them the "scientific sons of Belial", employing the imagery used by the Bible to describe such people.
Les specialistes notent encore des parentes entre les poursuites intentees par Shylock a l'encontre du marchand, avec le Processus Belial, une oeuvre du XIVe siecle de Jacques Palladino qui raconte le proces de Jesus par Belial, demon biblique procureur d'enfer--un point d'erudition savante pour les lecteurs contemporains, * mais une reference intertextuelle efficace pour le public du Theatre du globe.
Upon Chemos, Baalim, and Ashtaroth follow (see I.422), then Thammuz (I.446), and finally Belial (I.490).
Aquel senor viene, como se declara en "Rosa de Belial" (titulado "El incubo" en El Impartial [24 de abril de 1914]), no para iluminar sino para "apagar la roca de luz" (88), no para iluminar sino para deformar.
These men seek to reconcile Christ and Belial, the Church of God and the state without God.
She's Belial bad, and once the youngsters get the measure of her, she gets vigorously booed as she unfolds her plot to kill the princess and marry the prince herself.
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In the 1890s, just before the international copyright became American statute, two infamous literary pirates (or "bookaneers"), Davenport (accompanied by his sidekick Fergins) and his adversary Belial (posing as a missionary), set out separately for the frail Stevenson's final place of residence in Samoa to pilfer the manuscript and sell it to a New York publisher before the copyright law goes into effect.