Also, II Cor 6:15. Was Belial a pagan deity or something else?
1 Samuel 2:12
ESV - 12 Now the sons of Eli were worthless men. They did not know the Lord.
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According to Easton's Bible Dictionary, ''Belial'' means ''worthlessness''. Thus, it was alluded to people who were regarded as ''worthless'', in the Scriptures. The word is 1st used in Deuteronomy 13:13. In the New Testament, it only has one occurrence, which is found in 2 Corinthians 6:15. It is also translated ''wicked'' (deriving from the underlying Hebrew word ''belı̂ya‛al'', which signifies ''worthlessness''), as it can be seen in Deuteronomy 15:9 and Psalms 41:8. Now, the expression ''son'' or ''man of Belial'' simply signifies a worthless or lawless person (see Judges 19:22; 20:13; 1 Samuel 1:16, and also 1 Samuel 2:12, which you have referred in your question).
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