Go’el : Hebrew has a word for it #2

Go’el : Hebrew has a word for it #2

Go’el is another thoroughly cultural word, that is highly theological. Again it is prominent in Ruth.

This time there is one English word that is often a decent translation, redeemer, the problem is redeem carries a different weight of overtones from ga’al.

There is a good short post about ga’al here with reference to Jesus and Boaz and Wikipedia has a very short article.