Wednesday, January 11, 2012

ANSWER - Tuesday Trivia: Word Origins

Where did the term "scapegoat" originate?


In the Old Testament (Leviticus 16:10), which recounts how Aaron, following God's direction, was to confess the sins of the people over the head of a live goat and then send it out into the wilderness in symbolic atonement for those sins. In the Jewish religion, Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement.

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