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Satan in the DSS

>From jwest@SunBelt.Net  Thu Sep 26 20:13:56 1996

        It seems to me that "sons of Belial" does not really function as a
descriptor of "satan".
The phrase appears to mean something like "deceptive people" rather than as
"a son of satan".  Thus, the phrase "sons of Belial" does not really help in
evaluating the DSS view of "satan".

Please correct me.


Jim West
Professor of Biblical Languages, CCBI
Adjunct Professor of Bible, Quartz Hill School of Theology