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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