Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #5799: `aza'zel (pronounced az-aw-zale')

from 5795 and 235; goat of departure; the scapegoat:--scapegoat.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:


1) entire removal, scapegoat

1a) refers to the goat used for sacrifice for the sins of the people

1b) meaning dubious

Part of Speech: noun masculine

Relation: from H5795 and H235


This word is used 4 times:

Leviticus 16:8: "for the LORD, and the other lot for the scapegoat."
Leviticus 16:10: "which the lot fell to be the scapegoat, shall be presented alive before the LORD,"
Leviticus 16:10: "to make an atonement with him, and to let him go for a scapegoat into the wilderness."
Leviticus 16:26: "And he that let go the goat for the scapegoat shall wash his clothes, and bathe"

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