Stupid Bible Stories part 14 – Satyrs

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Isiah 34:14  The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the wild beasts of the island, and the satyr shall cry to his fellow; the screech owl also shall rest there, and find for herself a place of rest.

OK…let’s be clear what we are talking about here.  We are talking about something from Greek mythology.  It’s half human and half goat.

The mere mention of it is silly.  They were never real.  They didn’t even show up in the Greek stuff until late.  I’d have to guess they had a bit too much wine one night.

Note: This isn’t the only verse that mentions them.

Isiah 13:21  But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there.

And that doesn’t even count the unicorns and cockatrices (a weird rooster – serpent mix)  Oh…and giants.  Lots and lots of giants.

They did remove several of the references in the more modern translations.  I guess even Christians figured out how stupid they were.

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