Catholic Culture Dedication
Catholic Culture Dedication

Catholic Dictionary

Find accurate definitions of over 5,000 Catholic terms and phrases (including abbreviations). Based on Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

Your Term:

BELIAL

Wickedness, lawlessness. The word is personified in the New Testament. Paul says, "Light and darkness have nothing in common. Christ is not the ally of Belial" (II Corinthians 6:14-15). (Etym. Greek belial; from Hebrew b_l_ya'al, worthlessness.)

Start over.