- wickedness as an evil force: Deut. 13:13
- Satan: 2 Cor. 6:15
- in Milton's Paradise Lost, one of the fallen angels
Origin of BelialMiddle English from Late Latin (Vulg.: Deuteronomy 13:13) from Classical Hebrew (language) beliyaal, worthlessness
- A personification of wickedness and ungodliness alluded to in the Bible.
- One of the fallen angels who rebelled against God in Milton's Paradise Lost.