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goel in the Bible

in Hebrew the participle of the verb _gaal_, "to redeem." It is rendered in the Authorized Version "kinsman," Num. 5:8; Ruth 3:12; 4:1,6,8; "redeemer," Job 19:25; "avenger," Num. 35:12; Deut. 19:6, etc. The Jewish law gave the right of redeeming and repurchasing, as well as of avenging blood, to the next relative, who was accordingly called by this name. (See REDEEMER.)

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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  • The ancient "goel," or "near kinsman," had many important rights and responsibilities.

  • Why did not every man of the tribe of Simeon become a goel to the dauntless assassin?

    Jesus the Christ James Edward Talmage
  • The writer says he heard it in the neighbourhood of the Vale of goel, and it has every appearance of being genuine.

    The Fairy Mythology Thomas Keightley
  • The word goel, translated Redeemer, is employed with the same reference in the following among other passages.

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