in ancient Hebrew
tradition, a place in the wilderness
or an evil
spirit in the desert to which a scapegoat is to be sent on the Day of Atonement
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Word origin of 'Azazel'Heb azazel, lit., removal: in KJV (Lev 16: 7-10, 21-26) transl. as “scapegoat”