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And he that let go the goat for the scapegoat shall wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in water, and afterward come into the camp.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

16:26 the scapegoat. The Hebrew word for “scapegoat” is asazel and means “the goat of departure.” Certain theologians and others have thought of asazel as some kind of desert demon, but there is no Biblical warrant for this idea.

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