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Azazel

(əzā`zəl, ăz`əzĕl), in the Bible, an obscure term found in the ritual of the scapegoat in the Book of Leviticus. Azazel may be the place to which the scapegoat was sent, the scapegoat itself, or the desert demon to whom the scapegoat was sent. Most modern commentators prefer the last explanation. The name is later applied to a demon in 1 Enoch and to the devil in Islam.

Azazel

Satan’s standard bearer. [Br. Lit.: Paradise Lost]
See: Devil
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Guide Zadou Azael was molested, assaulted, humiliated and threatened with death, then robbed of his money and his car, which were stolen by the armed, republican forces of President Ouatarra," she said.
Lily Lethbridge finished eighth in the 9-and-under novice girls' one meter; David Plummer finished third and Azael Perry was fourth in the 10-11 novice boys' one meter; Jessica Bennett finished fourth in the 12-13 novice girls' three meter, with Jennifer Vreeke fifth.
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Grintz ("Do Not Eat on the Blood," Siyon 31:1-17 |Hebrew~) has suggested Azael or Uza of Enoch 8:1 is none other than the goddess al-Uzza.