Explore the origins and meanings of the fallen angels myths in Judeo-Christian tradition and their implications for the problem of evil.
Azazel is the Hebrew word for scapegoat. The word is found only once in the Hebrew bible – in Leviticus – but Azazel plays a key role in the fall of the angels in the Book of Enoch. Here, Azazel rebels against God by teaching men the art of warfare and weaponry and women the art of applying makeup and making themselves look more attractive. Some writings claim Azazel was one of fallen angels who married human women. Regardless, when God caught word of what Azazel was doing, He sent archangel Raphael to capture and confine Azazel until Judgment Day. Read articles about Azazel below.