Azazel

[uh-zey-zuh l, az-uh-zel]
noun
  1. the demon or place in the wilderness to which the scapegoat is released in an atonement ritual. Lev. 16:8, 10, 26.
  2. the scapegoat itself.

Origin of Azazel

From the Hebrew word ʿăzāzēl
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Azazel

noun
  1. 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)
  2. (in later Jewish and Gnostic writings and in Muslim tradition) a prince of demons
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