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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary

Satyrs

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In Greek mythology, were imaginary demons, half men and half goats, believed by the superstitious to haunt forests and groves. The Hebrew word translates satyrs in Isaiah 13:21 34:14 , means hairy, shaggy creatures, such as wild goats, or perhaps monsters of the ape family. It is translated "goats" in Leviticus 4:24 , and "devils" in Leviticus 17:7 . The gambols of these wild animals on the ruins of Babylon mark is as an uninhabited and lonely waste. See APE .


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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Satyrs'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ats/s/satyrs.html. 1859.

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