avenger of blood

avenger of blood
avenger of blood
The next of kin to a murdered person whose duty it was thought to be to avenge his or her death
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  • Avenger of blood —    (Heb. goel, from verb gaal, to be near of kin, to redeem ), the nearest relative of a murdered person. It was his right and duty to slay the murderer (2 Sam. 14:7, 11) if he found him outside of a city of refuge. In order that this law might… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • avenger of blood — In a case of murder, the victim s nearest relative was expected to avenge his death, but the killing was restricted to the perpetrator of the crime (Deut. 24:16) and endless blood feuds were avoided. However, because there could be unintentional… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • avenger of blood — one who takes vengeance on behalf of another …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Avenger — A*ven ger, n. 1. One who avenges or vindicates; as, an avenger of blood. [1913 Webster] 2. One who takes vengeance. [Obs.] Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • BLOOD-AVENGER — A person who is authorized by law, or who is duty bound, to kill a murderer is called go el ha dam – usually translated as an avenger of blood, but more accurately to be rendered as a redeemer of blood (cf. Lev. 25:25; Ruth 3:12; I Kings 16:11).… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Blood —    1) As food, prohibited in Gen. 9:4, where the use of animal food is first allowed. Comp. Deut. 12:23; Lev. 3:17; 7:26; 17:10 14. The injunction to abstain from blood is renewed in the decree of the council of Jerusalem (Acts 15:29). It has… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • avenger — noun a) One who avenges or vindicates; as, an avenger of blood. b) One who takes vengeance …   Wiktionary

  • Blood Law — (also called blood revenge ) is the practice in traditional American Indian customary law where responsibility for seeing that homicide is punished falls on the clan of the victim. The responsibility for revenge fell to a close family member… …   Wikipedia

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