A ruminant mammal related to the sheep. Numerous references are made in the Bible to the various usages of the goat. (Lev 7:23 and Deut 14:4) mention its meat, while (Deut 32:14 and Prov 27:27) report that it provided milk. (Gen 21:14 and Josh 9:4) refer to goatskin bottles. (1Sam 19:13) implies that goat hair was processed into fabric. The roof of the tabernacle was made of goat hair (Exod 26:7; Exod 36:14-15). The goat was also important as a sacrificial animal. Male animals were preferred (Lev 1:10; Lev 22:19), but sometimes female goats were demanded (Lev 4:28; Lev 5:6). The efficacy of such sacrifices was rejected by the early Christian community, however (Heb 9:12-13; Heb 9:19; Heb 10:4).

Lev 7:23

23Speak to the people of Israel, saying: You shall eat no fat of ox or sheep or goat.

Deut 14:4

4These are the animals you may eat: the ox, the sheep, the goat,

Deut 32:14

14curds from the herd, and milk from the flock,
with fat of lambs and rams;
Bashan bulls and goats,
together with the choicest wheat—
you drank fine wine from t ... View more

Prov 27:27

27there will be enough goats' milk for your food,
for the food of your household
and nourishment for your servant-girls.

Gen 21:14

14So Abraham rose early in the morning, and took bread and a skin of water, and gave it to Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, along with the child, and sent her ... View more

Josh 9:4

4they on their part acted with cunning: they went and prepared provisions, and took worn-out sacks for their donkeys, and wineskins, worn-out and torn and mende ... View more

1Sam 19:13

13Michal took an idol and laid it on the bed; she put a net of goats' hair on its head, and covered it with the clothes.

Exod 26:7

7You shall also make curtains of goats' hair for a tent over the tabernacle; you shall make eleven curtains.

Exod 36:14-15

14He also made curtains of goats' hair for a tent over the tabernacle; he made eleven curtains.15The length of each curtain was thirty cubits, and the width of ... View more

Lev 1:10

10If your gift for a burnt offering is from the flock, from the sheep or goats, your offering shall be a male without blemish.

Lev 22:19

19to be acceptable in your behalf it shall be a male without blemish, of the cattle or the sheep or the goats.

Lev 4:28

28when the sin that you have committed is made known to you, you shall bring a female goat without blemish as your offering, for the sin that you have committed ... View more

Lev 5:6

6And you shall bring to the Lord, as your penalty for the sin that you have committed, a female from the flock, a sheep or a goat, as a sin offering; and the pr ... View more

Heb 9:12-13

12he entered once for all into the Holy Place, not with the blood of goats and calves, but with his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption.13For if the bl ... View more

Heb 9:19

19For when every commandment had been told to all the people by Moses in accordance with the law, he took the blood of calves and goats, with water and scarlet ... View more

Heb 10:4

4For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.

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