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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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Answer: goel

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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