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Azazel


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On the Day of Atonement, a goat, on whom were laid the hands of the priest, was dispatched into the wilderness where Azazel, a demon, dwelt (Lev. 16: 8). This was the ritual of the scapegoat which was held to carry away the people's sins. Later, the scapegoat was hurled over a cliff.

Subjects: Biblical Studies.


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