Who is belial?

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Who is belial?

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Post by Mystical » Fri Dec 02, 2005 11:19 pm

Who is belial?

What are Dead Sea Scrolls, Damascus Document, Zadokite Work? Anything we should be reading?

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Post by Fortigurn » Sat Dec 03, 2005 2:43 am

Mystical wrote:Who is belial?
The Hebrew word transliterated 'belial' simply means 'worthless'. It never appears in the Bible as a proper name.

It is used in the phrase 'sons of belial', which means 'worthless people'. This usage is found up to the 1st century, including the Qumran literature. In the intertestamental literature of apostate Jews, it is used to refer to an evil spirit, which is a false doctrine invented during that time.
What are Dead Sea Scrolls, Damascus Document, Zadokite Work? Anything we should be reading?
These are a collection of Jewish writings from different eras. Most of them are apocryphal writings (uninspired), some of them contain the various beliefs of certain Jewish subgroups, and a number of them contain Scripture, either in the form of entire scrolls or fragments.

They can be useful from a historical perspective, from a text critical perspective, and from a linguistic perspective, but aside from those texts which are pure Scripture, they are useless in forming an understanding of the true faith.

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Post by Mystical » Sun Dec 04, 2005 6:39 pm

Thank you.

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Post by Fortigurn » Sun Dec 04, 2005 6:59 pm

You're welcome.

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Post by Iggy » Thu Jan 26, 2006 9:10 pm

belial is said to be satans right hand man who rebeled against satan. take the same logic with God and satan, and apply it to Belial and satan. he rebeled, tried to start his own kingdom. thats all i really know, nothing in the bible about it... try to search in google about it.

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Post by Fortigurn » Sun Jan 29, 2006 3:39 am

Iggy wrote:belial is said to be satans right hand man who rebeled against satan. take the same logic with God and satan, and apply it to Belial and satan. he rebeled, tried to start his own kingdom. thats all i really know, nothing in the bible about it... try to search in google about it.
The key phrase here is 'nothing in the bible about it'.

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Post by Iggy » Mon Jan 30, 2006 4:05 pm

just because it's not in the bible doesnt mean it CANT be true... ie. dinosaures, cave-men...

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