[b-hebrew] Leviticus 16 & azazel

Trevor Peterson abuian at access4less.net
Thu Mar 31 05:36:20 EST 2005


tladatsi at charter.net wrote:
> 
> Are there any thoughts on azazel?

I haven't really looked at this stuff in a while (not since the movie 
"Fallen" came out, which, BTW, is kind of a lame movie IMO). But I think 
the Azazel in Enoch probably represents a tradition that understands it 
in Leviticus as some sort of a wilderness spirit. As you say, the 
parallel structure tends to favor this reading. On the whole, I think 
it's certainly a viable option.

Trevor Peterson
CUA/Semitics



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