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Satyr

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Hairy one. Mentioned in Greek mythology as a creature composed of a man and a goat, supposed to inhabit wild and desolate regions. The Hebrew word is rendered also "goat" (Leviticus 4:24 ) and "devil", i.e., an idol in the form of a goat (17:7; 2 Chronicles 11:15 ). When it is said (Isaiah 13:21 ; comp 34:14) "the satyrs shall dance there," the meaning is that the place referred to shall become a desolate waste. Some render the Hebrew word "baboon," a species of which is found in Babylonia.


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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Satyr'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/s/satyr.html. 1897.

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