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Belial

[ bee-lee-uhl, beel-yuhl ]
/ ˈbi li əl, ˈbil yəl /
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noun

Theology. the spirit of evil personified; the devil; Satan.
(in Milton's Paradise Lost) one of the fallen angels.

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Origin of Belial

<Hebrew bəliyyaʿal, equivalent to bəlī without + yaʿal, worth, use
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Belial
/ (ˈbiːlɪəl) /

noun

a demon mentioned frequently in apocalyptic literature: identified in the Christian tradition with the devil or Satan
(in the Old Testament and rabbinical literature) worthlessness or wickedness

Word Origin for Belial

C13: from Hebrew bəlīyya`al, from bəlīy without + ya`al worth
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