A goat which was sent into the wilderness by the high priest, as a symbol of the removal of the sins of the people.
The scapegoat as part of an OT ritual
Lev 16:7-10,20-22 See also Lev 16:26; Isa 53:4
The scapegoat anticipates Jesus Christ’s atonement
Jn 1:29; 2Co 5:21; Heb 9:11-14 Jesus Christ’s death is here contrasted with the OT sacrificial system.
Dictionary of Bible Themes
Scripture index copyright Martin H. Manser, 2009. As Editor, Martin Manser wishes to thank all those who compiled or edited the NIV Thematic Study Bible
, on which this work is based.