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  Scapegoat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The scapegoat was a goat that was driven off into the wilderness as part of the ceremonies of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, in Judaism during the times of the Temple in Jerusalem.
The scapegoat was led away and let go in the wilderness according to Leviticus 16:22, although the Talmud adds that it was pushed over a distant cliff.
In Christian theology, the story of the scapegoat in Leviticus is interpreted as a symbolic prefiguration of the self-sacrifice of Jesus, who takes the sins of humanity on his own head, having been driven into the 'wilderness' outside the city by order of the high priests.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Scapegoat   (837 words)

  
 Scapegoats, Scapegoating Psychology, Undoing Blame
The Scapegoat Society was formed in the autumn of 1997 for those concerned with the dynamics of attributing blame to others - the core of scapegoating and demonizing.
Scapegoats are found in almost every social context: in school playgrounds, in families, in small groups, and in large organizations.
The role of the scapegoat, for the sins of a French aristocrat and his family, is thrust on a lonely English traveler, sparking a series of dramatic reactions.
www.scapegoat.demon.co.uk   (892 words)

  
 Scapegoat!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
SCAPEGOAT are not only the indubitable leaders on the Bulgarian death metal scene, but have also managed to lay their name abroad.
This is the first album of SCAPEGOAT, which was released in 1993 as a part of the "Death Metal Sampler" - the event that pointed the best times of the death metal in Bulgaria.
Therefore WIZARD has decided to re-release "Path of the Search" as a separate album with new, specially designed cover and two extra tracks, which are earlier versions of two of the songs to appear in "Starred".
www.geocities.com /SunsetStrip/5662/Bands/scapegoat.htm   (194 words)

  
 Martha the Scapegoat by Butler Shaffer
The scapegoat serves two purposes during such periods: as an object upon which the fears, anger, and frustrations of a group can be directed.
The scapegoat is also politically useful, during periods of turbulence, as a means of reminding people that the state retains the power of life and death over them.
Scapegoats served the needs of power systems during the Inquisitions, as well as witch and heresy trials, when church authority was challenged by such influences as the Reformation and scientific inquiry.
www.lewrockwell.com /shaffer/shaffer64.html   (1090 words)

  
 Scapegoat
The scapegoat was led out to the desert to witness to the evil spirit the accepted sacrifice had been made.
The scapegoat being led by a man into the wilderness was necessary to show that the sins of God’s people were separated from them and removed a long distance away from them.
Those who believe that Satan is the scapegoat and bears the sins of the redeemed and is going to be punished for them are saying that the death of Jesus on the cross was not sufficient to save man. And that Jesus needed Satan’s help to complete the atonement to save mankind.
www.truthorfables.com /Scapegoat.htm   (3228 words)

  
 The Scapegoat
The Scapegoat, which Hunt began to paint when he was unable to get Jewish models to sit for him in Jerusalem, is iconographically a far simpler picture than The Finding of the Saviour in the Temple: Hunt employs but a single image, that of the scapegoat which prefigures Christ's sufferings and redemptive death.
I do not mean that the artist's choice of the image of the scapegoat as a type of Christ was either mistaken or eccentric, since he chose a commonplace scriptural image and gave it a standard interpretation.
In The Scapegoat the only possible contributory details are the fillet on the animal's head, which is simply one of its attributes, and the powerful representation of the Dead Sea and of the desert wasteland which surrounds it.
www.victorianweb.org /painting/whh/replete/scapegoat.html   (2591 words)

  
 Scapegoat
Being a scapegoat can cover every part of life from A to Z. I have even seen it, and experienced it, here on Death Row, where humans are living a very basic life and dealing with each other on a very basic level of life.
Certain, people are always looking to blame, or scapegoat, other people, even in a game of basketball, where as long as you do good no one says anything to you, nothing positive or anything to let you know that you are playing good ball.
As for Politicians, they scapegoat whoever is the most unpopular at the time in order to win elections, because here in America there is always a group of peopl e who are easily made into scapegoats.
www.prisonactivist.org /road/inside/kcooper-scapegoat.html   (1157 words)

  
 Bible Study - The Scapegoat
The Azazel goat (pronounced in Hebrew as aw-zah-zale), translated as scapegoat in the King James Version, was one of two goats chosen for a ceremony on The Day Of Atonement.
The original meaning of scapegoat was escape goat, the goat that was allowed to "escape" with its life.
The accepted modern meaning of scapegoat, someone who is punished for the wrongs of others, is not at all accurate for Satan.
www.keyway.ca /htm2000/20000502.htm   (439 words)

  
 Scapegoating of Youth
Many countries have used a variety of scapegoats throughout time; this practice leads to persecution and anger towards the selected minority.
Most indicative of this youth scapegoating and labeling is the theory of the oncoming "super-predator" described by John DiIulio, a professor of politics and public affairs at Princeton University, in a 1995 article in the conservative Weekly Standard magazine.
In spite of dangerous levels of adult violence, youth are the scapegoat which society has chosen to bear the burden of blame.
www.youthrights.org /scapegoat.shtml   (2772 words)

  
 The Mavens' Word of the Day   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The scapegoat was a goat let loose in the wilderness on Yom Kippur after the high priest symbolically laid the sins of the people on its head.
Tyndale formed scapegoat from scape, an obsolete form of escape, and goat, with the word thus meaning 'the goat that departs'.
The figurative sense is first found in the early nineteenth century, and the verb, meaning 'to make a scapegoat of; blame for' is first found as a psychological term in the 1940s.
www.randomhouse.com /wotd/index.pperl?date=19970128   (248 words)

  
 Leviticus 16. The Holy Bible: King James Version.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
But the goat, on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat, shall be presented alive before the L
And he that let go the goat for the scapegoat shall wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in water, and afterward come into the camp.
And the bullock for the sin offering, and the goat for the sin offering, whose blood was brought in to make atonement in the holy place, shall one carry forth without the camp;
www.bartleby.com /108/03/16.html   (1143 words)

  
 Scapegoat Garden
Scapegoat Garden was founded in 2002, and established as a non-profit 501(c)(3) arts organization in 2004.
Scapegoat Garden produces works that are theatrical, vulnerable and athletic by choosing themes that are as much universal as they are personal.
Layered with multi-sensory stimulation and attention to detail, Scapegoat Garden invites its audiences to participate in a heightened experience.
www.scapegoatgarden.org   (389 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Military scapegoats walk a well-worn path   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
When scandals occur, scapegoats are gathered from the lower ranks and offered for the sins of their superiors.
Indeed, the term "scapegoat" originates from Mosaic law where a rabbi would select a goat to be brought to the tabernacle altar on the Day of Atonement each year.
Indeed, England is a lesson to all future scapegoats to remain on script.
www.usatoday.com /news/opinion/editorials/2005-06-06-turley-edit_x.htm   (918 words)

  
 Hartland Institute E-Magazine - The Scapegoat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The role of the scapegoat is clearly contrasted with that of the Lord’s goat.
But the goat, on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat, shall be presented alive before the Lord, to make an atonement with him, and to let him go for a scapegoat into the wilderness.” Leviticus 16:9, 10.
If the scapegoat were a second representation of Christ, then it would indicate that the spilt and sprinkled blood of Jesus was not sufficient for the atonement of repentant man. Further, there is no parallel of a wilderness experience for Christ after His sacrificial ministry.
www.hartland.edu /emagazine/scapegoat.htm   (1017 words)

  
 Scapegoat Wax - Epitonic.com: Hi Quality Free and Legal MP3 Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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Scapegoat Wax is Marty James, a kid whose teenage fondness for mixing beats in his bedroom has turned into a promising career.
Working the niche opened up by Beck's '90s success, Scapegoat Wax combines catchy pop melodicism with tons of hip hop influences -- boomin' urban beats, layers of samples, a little scratching, a little rapping, lots of self-referentiality.
www.epitonic.com /artists/scapegoatwax.html   (313 words)

  
 FORWARD : Arts & Letters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In German, the "scapegoat" is the goat that was slaughtered.
Yet this significance was probably lost well before the era of the Second Temple, in which the scapegoat was no longer freed but pushed off a cliff, nor would the early rabbis have looked kindly on such an explanation, with its implications of idolatry.
And the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land not inhabited." Even though, in other words, the scapegoat was allowed to live, it was banished to the desert because of the sins of others.
www.forward.com /issues/2003/03.10.03/arts5.philologos.html   (457 words)

  
 Brewer, E. Cobham. Dictionary of Phrase & Fable. Scapegoat.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Biajùs or aborigenes of Borneo observe a custom bearing a considerable resemblance to that of the scapegoat.
The allusion is to a Jewish custom: Two goats being brought to the altar of the tabernacle on the Day of Atonement, the high priest cast lots; one was for the Lord, and the other for Azaz’el.
The goat on which the first lot fell was sacrificed, the other was the scapegoat; and the high priest having, by confession, transferred his own sins and the sins of the people to it, the goat was taken to the wilderness and suffered to escape.
www.bartleby.com /81/14963.html   (199 words)

  
 Scapegoat Junk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Scapegoat was formed in 1996 by front man, Steve Brown.
Scapegoat is fueled by the talent of each member and consists of Steve Brown on lead vocals and guitar,
Scapegoat can be found playing for fund raisers and benefit shows to support those locally
home.kc.rr.com /goatmusic/junk.html   (214 words)

  
 Desert Island Boy: MTV's Scapegoat of the Moment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Scapegoat has its origins in ancient Jewish tradition, where the community would confess their sins to the goat and it would let go in the wilderness to carry their guilt and shame away.
The scapegoat is also one who ends up holding the bag of shit in your office, and every so often, they take the person carrying the bag of shit and lead them out into the wilderness of unemployment.
I enjoyed the history of the scapegoat but I understood the reference to the Lamb of God in the Catholic Mass to be something else.
www.desertisland.cc /home/2005/09/mtvs_scapegoat_.html   (612 words)

  
 Scapegoat Required   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
We invite Applications from suitable people for the position of Departmental Scapegoat.
The Scapegoat will be expected to be available for blame sessions and buck stops from the hours of 8:30am until 5:00pm.
Some other hours work will be required, for which time can be taken in lieu when the position holder should be doing something extremely important in the department.
bofh.ntk.net /Job_Scapegoat.html   (207 words)

  
 Wilderness.net
The United States Congress designated the Scapegoat Wilderness in 1972 and it now has a total of 239,936 acres*.
The long northwest border of Scapegoat Wilderness is shared with Bob Marshall Wilderness and the massive limestone cliffs that dominate 9,204-foot Scapegoat Mountain are an extension of the "Bob's" Chinese Wall.
Scapegoat's rugged ridge tops slope down onto alpine meadows, heavily forested hillsides, and timbered river bottoms.
www.wilderness.net /nwps/wild_view.cfm?wname=Scapegoat   (403 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: The Scapegoat: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Using a rich variety of resources from Greek to biblical, primitive to modern, he cites the Gospel Passion as a myth with the power to break the evil of collective violence and the corporate murder it conceals.
The way in which Girard explains the phenomena of scapegoating also casts a great deal of light, it seems to me, on the extreme hostility manifest not only in the Muslim world, but even in the West, towards the state of Israel, recently.
An introductory chapter on fourteenth century European anti-semitism leads into a discussion of various myths from around the world, all "texts of persecution." Girard's thesis, that basically all founding myths feature the sacrifice of an innocent victim, proceeds in good structuralist fashion: these tendencies are an innate part of human nature.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0801839173   (1116 words)

  
 VH1.com : Scapegoat Wax : Biography
Scapegoat Wax is the brainchild of artist Marty James, and he's been making a name for himself since his studying days at Chico State University.
Luxurious (1999) marked Scapegoat Wax's serious move into recording, and such hard work paid off.
Scapegoat Wax also focused on his voice, and the singer/songwriter side of Marty James became his signature.
www.vh1.com /artists/az/scapegoat_wax/bio.jhtml   (209 words)

  
 Whiskey Bar: Looking for a Scapegoat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Having led America to a thoroughly humiliating defeat in Iraq, the neocons and their Texas protégés will soon have an urgent need for scapegoats of their own.
The best scapegoat, of course, is one that is both blameless and weak.
Weak, because the guilty themselves have been weakened by defeat, and even a modest defense might enable a truly blameless set of scapegoats to convince the country of their innocence.
billmon.org /archives/001910.html   (1070 words)

  
 THE SCAPEGOAT OFFERING
The scapegoat was sacrificed on the Day of Atonement.
And on and on the scapegoat went into the wilderness.
A scapegoat was needed to bear sin in his own body.
www.raptureready.com /featured/duck/duck16.htm   (990 words)

  
 Previous Columns/Posted 05/16/00
The other goat, over whose head the high priest had confessed the sins of his people, was then taken into the wilderness and allowed to escape, symbolically taking all the sins with him and giving everyone a fresh start, sin-wise.
In any case, "scapegoat" entered the English language with Tyndale's translation of the Bible in 1530, and by the early 19th century was being used in a secular sense to describe anyone who is blamed for the sins or faults of another.
The irony here is that in the original ceremony the "scapegoat" was set free without punishment, while modern "scapegoats" endure all the punishment deserved by others.
www.word-detective.com /051600.html   (3519 words)

  
 Montana Big Game Outfitters
We are located in the Scapegoat Wilderness, which is part of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, Helena National Forest, northwest of Lincoln, MT.
We will not pressure you to shoot the first thing you see, it is your choice, and we don't pack you out early if you score early in the hunt.
Scapegoat Wilderness is known not only for its great backcountry hunting but has some of the most fantastic views in the world!
www.scapegoatwildernessoutfitters.com   (283 words)

  
 Hunt's The Scapegoat
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the term scapegoat was coined by William Tyndale, born in Gloucester in 1494, a Protestant translator of the Bible who was himself "scapegoated" and burned at the stake by the Catholic establishment at Vilvoorde several miles north of Brussels in 1536.
The theme of the scapegoat proved to be a happy choice to conciliate the twin demons tormenting him: the internal threat of his own sexuality and the external threat of a competitive Jewish tradition whose persistence mocked both Christianity's claims to an exclusive religious truth and the West's homogenized discourse of the East.
The Scapegoat is unprecedentedly a realist image hovering in an actual twilight zone where all human reference has been obliterated and distinctions between religious genre, landscape, and animal painting have collapsed.
www.english.uwosh.edu /roth/huntarticle.htm   (10601 words)

  
 Scapegoat (WebBible Encyclopedia) - ChristianAnswers.Net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The priest made atonement over the scapegoat, laying Israel's guilt upon it, and then sent it away, the goat bearing "upon him all their iniquities unto a land not inhabited."
The reason of this barbarous custom was that on one occasion the scapegoat returned to Jerusalem after being set free, which was considered such an evil omen that its recurrence was prevented for the future by the death of the goat" (Twenty-one Years' Work in the Holy Land).
Author: Matthew G. Easton, with minor editing by Paul S. Taylor.
www.christiananswers.net /dictionary/scapegoat.html   (164 words)

  
 OrdinaryGweilo.com: Scapegoats
In a similar vein, Mike Rowse now seems to be the official scapegoat for the Harbour Fest fiasco.
What puzzles me is that several months ago Mr Rowse seemed to regarded as one of villains of the piece, but now that there is the prospect of some disciplinary action being taken against him the general view seems to have changed and he is now seen more as a victim.
The regular link-fest returns with news and views from blogs across Asia: Hong Kong, Taiwan and China ALN reminds you why your job will never be worse than a coal miner's in China.
www.ordinarygweilo.com /2004/07/scapegoats.html   (1189 words)

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