The scape-goat; so called by the Jews, because the high priest
cast lots on two goats; one lot was for the Lord, and the other
lot Azazel or Satan, and the goat on which the latter lot fell
was the scape-goat.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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