from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A personification of wickedness and ungodliness alluded to in the Bible.
- n. One of the fallen angels who rebelled against God in Milton's Paradise Lost.
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- proper n. A wicked demon in Christian and Jewish apocrypha.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An evil spirit; a wicked and unprincipled person; the personification of evil.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The spirit of evil personified; the devil; Satan; in Milton, one of the fallen angels, distinct from Satan.
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The society has also taken to worshipping Satan, whom they refer to as Belial, and limiting reproduction to an annual two-week orgy which begins on "Belial's Day Eve" after the deformed babies are "purified by blood."
And while Basket Case's Belial is cut from the same cloth as the classic horror showstoppers, writer/director Frank Henenlotter brings the idea of the abhorred abomination to a new level, weaving a tapestry of cruelty that rivals anything endured by the fiends of yore.
I find the language Milton uses interesting: "Belial is a manner more graceful and humane".
And, if a man of blood, no doubt a man of Belial, that is, a child of the devil, who is called Belial (2 Cor. vi.
The sinners are here called sons of Belial, that is, ungovernable men, men that would endure no yoke, children of the devil (for he is Belial), resembling him, and joining with him in rebellion against God and his government.
She was brandishing what appeared to be a can of deodorant in the direction of the New Age believers when the mysterious crevice opened at Ms. Cumby's feet, swallowing her, several cartons of her books, and a rack displaying plush unicorns and Smurf dolls bearing labels such as "Belial" and
"Belial" called Quarla Snow, affectionately stern.
Like countless, awful human roommates, the movie’s would-be abortion known as Belial is extremely noisy and messy.
A type of the far more glorious spiritual deliverance of God's people from Satan by Messiah, heralded by ministers of the Gospel (Ro 10: 15). perform thy vows -- which thou didst promise if God would deliver thee from the Assyrian. the wicked -- literally, "Belial"; the same as the "counsellor of Belial"
Changed "Belial" to "the Devil" since that name is not as well-known as Satan, Lucifer,