The Chizkuni in Parshas Achrei Mos 16:22 writes that the ish iti (the person who would take the goat to har azazel) would not live through the year. He cites from a medrash that the person knew he was going to die that year. Where can this medrash be found that the Chizkuni brings?

  • See also here: hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=50092&pgnum=7 – Ephraim May 3 '15 at 19:20
  • Offhand I think I remember hearing that this is actually a Karaite pshat (!). – mevaqesh May 4 '15 at 0:31
  • Like the Web page cited by @Fred above, the Tora Ladaas periodical (this year's Achare issue) says that the source of this midrash is unknown. – msh210 May 4 '15 at 22:28
  • This is quoted by the Maharsha in Chidushei Agadot on Yoma 66b who says: והשיב ע"פ המדרש והביאו החזקוני איש עתי מזומן למות באותה שנה “... and he replies according to the Medrash which is (also) brought by the Chizkuni 'the person for the time who was planned to die in that year ..” – Avrohom Yitzchok May 1 '17 at 21:17

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