Usage Judeo-Christian Legend
Pronounced Pron. bel-FA-gor
Other Forms FormsBeelphegôr (in the Septuagint)
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Meaning & History
From #Ba'al Pe'or#, the name of a Semitic god mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, meaning "BA'AL of Mount Pe'or" or "lord of the opening". In Christian demonology this is the name of a demon that represents the deadly sin of sloth.