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Meaning of BELIAL

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

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).

 

 

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