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Leviticus 16:10

Context
16:10 but the goat which has been designated by lot for Azazel is to be stood alive 1  before the Lord to make atonement on it by sending it away to Azazel into the wilderness. 2 

Leviticus 16:22

Context
16:22 The goat is to bear on itself all their iniquities into an inaccessible land, 3  so he is to send the goat away 4  in the wilderness.

Leviticus 16:26

Context
16:26 and the one who sent the goat away to Azazel 5  must wash his clothes, bathe his body in water, and afterward he may reenter the camp.

1 tn The LXX has “he shall stand it” (cf. v. 7).

2 tn Heb “to make atonement on it to send it away to Azazel toward the wilderness.”

3 tn The Hebrew term rendered “inaccessible” derives from a root meaning “to cut off” (cf. NAB “an isolated region”). Another possible translation would be “infertile land” (see HALOT 187 s.v. *גָּזֵּר and cf. NRSV “a barren region”; NLT “a desolate land.”

4 tn Heb “and he [the man (standing) ready, v. 21] shall send the goat away.”

5 tn For “Azazel” see the note on v. 8 above.



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