Leviticus 16 deals with two young goats whose significance has intrigued, baffled, confused, or assured many Bible students, as the case may be. This chapter goes into some detail about two young goats which God commanded the children of Israel to bring to Aaron on the Day of Atonement (the 10th day of the 7th month, Tishri, in the Hebrew or Sacred calendar). The Jews call this holy day Yom Kippur — a day of reconciliation. On this day one goat was chosen by lot to be for the LORD, and the other for the “scapegoat” (Hebrew, Azazel).
Why are two goats needed in the atonement for our sin, and our reconciliation with God?