The Scapegoat - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ron Murray
    • 13.09.13 | 02:36 (IDT)

    The scapegoat was sent to carry the sins of the nation back to Azazel where they belonged. The High Priest separated a crimson thread, tied one piece on the goats horns the other to the handles of The Temple doors. If, after the death of the goat, the thread on the doors turned white the offering was known to have been accepted. The Temple was destroyed before The Day Of Atonement in 70 CE. For the 40 years prior to the destruction, the thread remained crimson. Isaiah 1:18

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