In this the name of the devil appears, besides the usual form (v aravas, &aj30Xos), especially as Belial (Beliar, probably, from Ps.
The name Belial may have never meant to be more than a description of a type of person.
ritualized form of the defeat of Belial was part of much Essene ceremonial.
It seems that a ritualized form of the defeat of Belial was part of much Essene ceremonial.
4, where the rivers of Belial are spoken of, originally a god of the underworld), a name which also plays a part in the Antichrist tradition.