Azazel

Azazel (Uh-zay┬┤zuhl)

A demonic figure to whom the sin-laden scapegoat was sent on the Day of Atonement (Lev 16:8; Lev 16:10; Lev 16:26).

Lev 16:8

8and Aaron shall cast lots on the two goats, one lot for the Lord and the other lot for Azazel.

Lev 16:10

10but the goat on which the lot fell for Azazel shall be presented alive before the Lord to make atonement over it, that it may be sent away into the wilderness ... View more

Lev 16:26

26The one who sets the goat free for Azazel shall wash his clothes and bathe his body in water, and afterward may come into the camp.

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