Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Azazel




Here is a game that came to me recently. If you would like to play and have a Mac (OS X) with Omnigraffle, i have a stencil that will enable play on a computer. You can find the OmniGraffle template for the board here. When you download it put it in ~/Library/Application Support/OmniGraffle/Templates. The OmniGraffle stencil for the tokens is here. When you download it put it in ~/Library/Application Support/OmniGraffle/Stencils.

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Blogger Secret Agent for the Dumb said...

I do not know why the designers chose the name "Azazel," but the origin of this word is interesting. The ancient Hebrew ritual of the scapegoat entails a pair of goats, sending one of them into the wilderness "for Azazel," presumably symbolically carrying the sins of the people out of the camp, and sacrificing the other goat (see Vayiqra' 16:8 at e.g. http://www.mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt0316.htm )

So far as I can discover from gleanings, any reputable, authoritative deeper interpretation of this name has been lost (I'm sure there are many crank ideas).

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