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Fausset's Bible Dictionary

Satyrs

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seirim . Leviticus 17:7, "they shall no more offer ... sacrifices unto devils" (seirim ) i.e. to the evil spirits of the desert, literally, "shaggy goats," hence applied to an object of pagan worship or a demon dwelling in the desert (2 Chronicles 11:15; Isaiah 13:21; Isaiah 34:14). At Mendes in Lower Egypt the goat was worshipped with foul rites. Israel possibly once shared in them. Compare Joshua 24:14-15; Ezekiel 23:8-9; Ezekiel 23:21.

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Satyrs'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fbd/s/satyrs.html. 1949.

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