Where’s Azazel? Scapegoating, Sacrifice, and Reconciliation

There’s a whole lot of scapegoating going on just now. It’s the way of populism and the demagogues who drive it. The script goes like this: “Look at how bad things are! It’s because of those dirty ____s!”
The concept is straightforward in politics, but its origin in theology is not so straightforward. First off, “scapegoat” is a mistranslation.

Where’s Azazel? Scapegoating, Sacrifice, and Reconciliation Blog Post


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