Sons of Belial

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The sons of Belial are the seed of the fallen angel Belial, who sought to supplant the seed of Christ at every hand. In the Old Testament, belial is usually interpreted as a common noun meaning worthlessness, ungodliness, or wickedness. (Deut. 13:13; Judges 19:22; 20:13; I Samuel 2:12; 10:27; 25:17; II Samuel 23:6; I Kings 21:10, 13; II Chronicles 13:7). In II Cor. 6:l5, Belial is used as a proper name for a prince of demons.

Some Jewish apocryphal works make Belial synonymous with Satan, but this is actually, it is the name of a different fallen angel, whose sons took embodiment after the fall of Lucifer.

Belial is described in Milton’s Paradise Lost as one of the fallen angels.

See also

Fallen angel

Lucifer

Sources

Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Lost Teachings on Finding God Within

Pearls of Wisdom, vol. 14, no. 5, January 31, 1971.