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The Scapegoat has baffled scholars for ages. Did the Yom Kippur ritual originate in the worship of demons as modern scholars say?

Journey with us through the Torah and the Dead Sea Scrolls as we trace the roots of these ideas. Leaving Qumran, we find our path littered with other extra-biblical documents. We examine the internal claims of pseudepigrapha as well as the commentary of paleographers.

Will the vaunted wisdom and holiness of the God of Israel stand the test? Or critical theories crumble like the walls of Jericho?