By Lesli Nolen
Published October 2012
I often check the Ranch & Rural Living website at ranchmagazine.com to see how many views each of my articles has received. I noticed that my article, “Common Sayings have Biblical Origins” has over 4,500 views, making it among the most frequently viewed of those listed. Since the topic is so popular, I thought I would share a few more common sayings with you. Not everyone is aware that many of the sayings they hear and use come from the Holy Bible and have been around for quite a while. After all, there is “Nothing new under the sun.”
Scapegoat—A person who gets stuck with the blame.
Leviticus 16:9-10 Aaron shall bring the goat whose lot falls to the LORD and sacrifice it for a sin offering. But the goat chosen by lot as the scapegoat shall be presented alive before the LORD to be used for making atonement by sending it into the desert as a scapegoat.