Monday, April 18, 2022

Operation Deja Vu | The Abyss of Belial

A worthless person, a wicked man, goes about with crooked speech, winks with his eyes, signals with his feet, points with his finger, with perverted heart devises evil, continually sowing discord; therefore calamity will come upon him suddenly; in a moment he will be broken beyond healing. - Proverbs 6:12-15 (ESV)


 The etymology of the word is often understood as "lacking worth", from two common words: beli- (ื‘ְּืœִื™ "without-") and ya'al ( ื™ָืขַืœ "to be of value"). 


""Belial" is applied to ideas, words, and counsel, to calamitous circumstances, and most frequently, to worthless men of the lowest sort, such as men...in general who stir up contention." - Wikipedia: Belial/Hebrew Bible.
Image: 'Enter Scorpius' by Al Wiggins Jr.