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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Be’lial (Hebrew).
The worthless or lawlèss one, i.e. the devil. Milton, in his pandemonium, makes him a very high and distinguished prince of darkness. (Paradise Lost.)   1
“What concord hath Christ with Belial?”—2 Cor. vi. 15.
“Belial came last—than whom a spirit more lewd
Fell not from heaven, or more gross to love
Vice for itself.”
Milton: Paradise Lost, book i. 490–2.
   Sons of Belial. Lawless, worthless, rebellious people. (See above.)   2
        “Now the sons of Eli were sons of Belial.”—1 Sam. ii. 12.



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