An imprecise translation of a Hebrew word that generally means “he-goat,” but sometimes has the connotation of “goat-demon” (Lev 17:7; 2Chr 11:15; both in a pejorative sense).

Lev 17:7

7so that they may no longer offer their sacrifices for goat-demons, to whom they prostitute themselves. This shall be a statute forever to them throughout their ... View more

2Chr 11:15

15and had appointed his own priests for the high places, and for the goat-demons, and for the calves that he had made.

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