the demon or place in the wilderness to which the scapegoat is released in an atonement ritual. Leviticus 16:8, 10, 26.
the scapegoat itself.
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How to use Azazel in a sentence
I wonder if it be supposed by any one that Azazel is in any way a distinct being from the goat.George Eliot's Life, Vol. I (of 3) | George Eliot
And undoubtedly, when he had got to the spot where the ledge came to an end, Azazel seemed puzzled to know what to do next.The Man-Wolf and Other Tales | Emile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian
I sat myself down with pain and difficulty, for Azazel had bruised me all over, and I felt fearfully stiff and sore.The Man-Wolf and Other Tales | Emile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian
Azazel, Statistics Chief, glanced at a roll of incombustible microfilm, and cleared his throat.Satan and the Comrades | Ralph Bennitt
The sending of the scape-goat to Azazel marked the abomination in which this lascivious cult was held.History of the Jews, Vol. I (of 6) | Heinrich Graetz
British Dictionary definitions for Azazel
Old Testament a desert demon to whom the scapegoat bearing the sins of Israel was sent out once a year on the Day of Atonement (Leviticus 16:1–28)
(in later Jewish and Gnostic writings and in Muslim tradition) a prince of demons
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