Azazel

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A·za·zel

 (ə-zā′zəl, ăz′ə-zĕl′)
n.
1. In the Bible, the evil spirit in the wilderness to whom a scapegoat was sent on the Day of Atonement.
2. Islam One of the jinn.

[Hebrew 'ăzā'zēl; see ʕzz in Semitic roots.]
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Azazel

(əˈzeɪzəl; ˈæzəˌzɛl)
n
1. (Bible) Old Testament a desert demon to whom the scapegoat bearing the sins of Israel was sent out once a year on the Day of Atonement (Leviticus 16:1–28)
2. (Judaism) (in later Jewish and Gnostic writings and in Muslim tradition) a prince of demons
3. (Islam) (in later Jewish and Gnostic writings and in Muslim tradition) a prince of demons
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A•za•zel

(əˈzeɪ zəl, ˈæz əˌzɛl)

n.
1. the demon or place in the wilderness to which the scapegoat is released in an atonement ritual. Lev. 16:8, 10, 26.
2. the scapegoat itself.
[< Hebrew ‘ăzāzēl]
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Russell, "Michael is to bind Semyaz and his associates for seventy generations in the belly of the earth until judgment where they also will be confined for all time to the fiery abyss in torment." The New Fleavens and New Earth: Elope for the creation in Jewish Apocalyptic and the New Testament, (Philadelphia: Visionary Press, 1996), 92.
Semyaz, Azaz'el and their cohorts in these tellings of the story are truly sinners in the hands of a very angry Old Testament God, bound in iron chains in Sheol or Hell, depending on whether the writer is Hebrew or Christian, for eternity.