Why the Israelites Expelled a Scapegoat into the Wilderness on Yom Kippur https://mosaicmagazine.com/observation/religion-holidays/2016/10/why-the-ancient-israelites-expelled-a-scapegoat-into-the-wilderness-on-yom-kippur/

Who or what was Azazel?

October 13, 2016 | Philologos
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From The Scapegoat, 1854, by William Holman Hunt. Wikipedia.

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