leviticus 16:8 meaning
This is not the best translation of the Hebrew word azazel, which is more accurately translated as a “goat of departure.” Yoma. Even though we can now read various psalms and prophecies related to the crucifixion and recognize them as Messianic, the Israelites did not have this understanding; they thought the Messiah would be a human leader who would restore them to national greatness. If the tablet with the in scription “For Jehovah was in his right hand the chief priest who stood at the right of the pontiff exclaimed “Hold up thy right hand on high!” and if it happened to be in the left hand, the chief of the principal household, who stood on his left, called out to him “Hold up thy left hand.” Hereupon the high priest laid the two lots on the two goats, the one in the right hand on the goat at his right, and the one in the left hand on the animal at his left, exclaiming at the same time, “To the Lord a sin offering!”, And the other lot for the scapegoat.—Better, and the other lot for Azazel.

This "for" looks like a personality answering to "for Jehovah". A.S.V. All Rights Reserved. Hebrew for "Azazel. NIV®. If there was ever a national consciousness that the first goat was a representation of the Creator God, dying for the sins of the people, it was clearly forgotten by the time it was fulfilled! Jewish tradition is used as the final and most important proof, yet its foundation is “apocryphal Jewish works, composed in the last few centuries before the Christian era.” The best-known apocryphal Jewish work from that era is the Book of Enoch.

Who Fulfills the Azazel Goat—Satan or Christ? One lot for the Lord; for the Lord’s use and service by way of sacrifice. Considered strictly as a figure, it is full of beauty and helpful suggestiveness. The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain; also in verses 10 and 26. He is to cast lots for the two goats—one lot for the LORD and the other for the scapegoat. The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) is a Sabbath of solemn rest, set apart by its unique requirements to afflict one's soul and do absolutely no work (Leviticus 23:26-32). This malignant accuser may take these sins and do his worst with them, he can never bring Israel into condemnation for offences which have been expiated and forgiven. Are the “oldest opinions of the Hebrews and Christians” based on the Word of God or dependent upon the traditions of men? Rather, the lots were cast to determine which goat would fulfill each role within this compound atonement for sin.

See what over 145,000 subscribers are already receiving each day. This he-goat is somewhat like the living bird in the ritual of cleansing from suspicious skin disease (Leviticus 14:7; also Leviticus 14:53) which went into ‘the countryside’, where there was no suggestion of a demon. 1. , that though they might be of any matter, of wood, or stone, or metal, yet one might not be great, and the other small, and the one of silver, and the other of gold, but both alike, for the reason before given: one lot for the Lord, and the other lot for the scapegoat: one had written upon it, as in the above account, "for the Lord"; and the other had written upon it, "for Azazel"; directing that the goat on which the lot for the Lord fell was to be slain and offered up for a sin offering to him; and the other, on which the lot for Azazel fell, was to be kept alive and let go: now, however casual and contingent the casting of a lot may seem to men, it is certain to God, the disposal of it is of him, and according to his determination, Proverbs 16:33; and this, in the mystical sense, here denotes, that the sufferings and death of Christ were according to the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, and so were foretold in the Scriptures, and came to pass according to his appointment, will, and command, as was also his resurrection from the dead, John 10:18; see Acts 1:23; and likewise his conflict with Satan, John 14:30.

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