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People's Dictionary of the Bible

Satyr

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Satyr (sat'ir). A fabled creature of Greek mythology, part man and part goat, and supposed to be the deity of forests and rural places. The expression "satyrs shall dance there," Isaiah 13:21 (the R. V. margin reads "he goats," comp. also Isaiah 34:14), denotes that the place shall become a rude, wild, uncultivated waste.


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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Satyr'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/rpd/s/satyr.html. 1893.

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Tuesday, November 12th, 2019
the Week of Proper 27 / Ordinary 32
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