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
Origin of AzazelClassical Hebrew (language) azazel, literally , removal: in King James Version (Lev 16: 7-10, 21-26) translated, translation as “scapegoat”
- In the Bible, the evil spirit in the wilderness to whom a scapegoat was sent on the Day of Atonement.
- Islam One of the jinn.
Origin of AzazelHebrew ‘ăza’z&emacron;l; see &ayin;zz in Semitic roots.