In Hebrew it means "redeemer" or
"arbitrator" and it denotes a being that arbitrates between humans and a
transcendent God. What Hebrew word is it?
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The noun goel is the participle of the verb
gaal, to redeem. In Jewish law, the right to
redeem, as well as to avenge a relative's murder, was given to the nearest
relative, who was called a goel. Note that in
some variants of Christianity, Jesus Christ was considered a goel.
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