Why the Israelites Expelled a Scapegoat into the Wilderness on Yom Kippur

Who or what was Azazel?

From The Scapegoat, 1854, by William Holman Hunt. Wikipedia.

From The Scapegoat, 1854, by William Holman Hunt. Wikipedia.

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Oct. 13 2016
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