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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Scapegoat (i.e. "escape-goat") derives from the common English translation of the Hebrew term azazel which occurs in Leviticus 16:8 after the prefix la- ("for"). The lexicographer Gesenius and Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon give la-azazel as a reduplicative intensive of the stem azel "remove," hence la-azazel, "for entire removal." This reading is supported by the Jewish Greek Bible translation as "the sender away (of sins)." Later Jewish sources in the Talmud (Yoma 6:4,67b)give the etymology of azazel as a compound of "az," strong or rough, and "el," mighty, that the goat was sent from the most rugged or strongest of mountains.
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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 145g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136266652
  • 9786136266657