Belial

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Be·li·al

 (bē′lē-əl, bēl′yəl)
n.
1. A personification of wickedness and ungodliness alluded to in the Bible.
2. One of the fallen angels who rebelled against God in Milton's Paradise Lost.
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Belial

(ˈbiːlɪəl)
n
1. (Bible) a demon mentioned frequently in apocalyptic literature: identified in the Christian tradition with the devil or Satan
2. (Judaism) (in the Old Testament and rabbinical literature) worthlessness or wickedness
[C13: from Hebrew bəlīyya`al, from bəlīy without + ya`al worth]
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Be•li•al

(ˈbi li əl, ˈbil yəl)

n.
1. the spirit of evil personified; the devil; Satan.
2. (in Milton's Paradise Lost) one of the fallen angels.
[Middle English < Late Latin < Hebrew bəliyya‘al=bəlī without + ya‘al worth, use]
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else God forbid" but immediately proceeds to describe the poor as "children of Beliall, without God, without Magistrate, without Minister; dissolute, disobedient, and reprobate." (20) Prescriptive warnings against making predestinarian judgments, then, should not be taken as evidence that such assumptions were rare; rather, these cautious disclaimers often appear alongside, and sometimes rhetorically excuse or enable, the very interpretive practice they disavow.