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This name derives from the Hebrew “‛ăzâ'zêl > Azâzêl”, meaning “scapegoat”. Azazel is a term used three times in the Hebrew Bible, which has been traditionally understood either as a scapegoat, or in some traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, as the name of a fallen angel or demon. Scapegoat derives from the common English translation of the Hebrew term “azazel”, which occurs in Leviticus 16:8. In modern usage a scapegoat is an individual, group, or country singled out for unmerited negative treatment or blame. A whipping boy, "fall guy" or "patsy" is a form of scapegoat.

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