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Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Leviticus 5:1-13

The sin offering: its uses (5:1-13)Sin offerings could be offered only for those sins that people committed unintentionally, such as through carelessness, haste, accident or weakness. When people realized they were guilty of such sins, they had to make confession and bring a sin offering (5:1-6; cf. 4:13,22,27). No sacrifice was available for deliberate or premeditated sins (Numbers 15:30). The sin offering therefore showed up the weakness of the sacrificial system. It provided only for those... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Leviticus 5:1-13

4. The sin offering 4:1-5:13The sin offering was a very important offering since it was to be offered before any of the others. It also played a key role on the Day of Atonement. Ancient Near Easterners offered certain offerings before God incorporated these into the Mosaic Law. Moses previously mentioned burnt offerings in Genesis 12:7; Genesis 13:4; Genesis 13:18; Genesis 22; Genesis 26:25; Genesis 33:20; and Genesis 35:1-7, and peace offerings in Genesis 31:54; Genesis 46:1. However the sin... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Leviticus 5:1-19

The Sin Offering and the Guilt Ofeering (continued)1-6. Special cases in which it is proper to offer a Sin Offering. Such are the withholding of testimony (Leviticus 5:1), touching a carcase or unclean person or thing (Leviticus 5:2-3), making rash oaths (Leviticus 5:4).1. Sin, and hear] RV ’sin, in that he heareth’: cp. Proverbs 29:24; Judges 17:2. 2. See Leviticus 11:27-28, Leviticus 11:31-40; Leviticus 15:7. If it be hidden from him] Vulgate renders, ’if he forgetteth his uncleauness,’ i.e.... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - Leviticus 5:3

(3) Or if he touch the uncleanness of man.—The sundry classes of defilement which a human being might contract and impart to others by contact, are set forth in Leviticus 12-15.When he knoweth of it, then he shall be guilty.—Better, and he knoweth it, and feeleth that he is guilty. That is, he afterwards becomes conscious that he has contracted the defilement, and feels his guilt. (See Leviticus 5:2.) read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Bible Commentary - Leviticus 5:1-13

THE RITUAL OF THE SIN OFFERINGLeviticus 4:4-35; Leviticus 5:1-13; Leviticus 6:24-30ACCORDING to the Authorised Version, {; Leviticus 5:6-7} it might seem that the section, Leviticus 5:1-13, referred not to the sin offering, but to the guilt offering, like the latter part of the chapter; but, as suggested in the margin of the Revised Version, in these verses we may properly read, instead of "guilt offering," "for his guilt." That the latter rendering is to be preferred is clear when we observe... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - Leviticus 5:1-13

4. The Sin Offering CHAPTERS 4-5:13 1. The second utterance of Jehovah (Leviticus 4:1-2 ) 2. The sin offering for the high priest (Leviticus 4:3-12 ) 3. The sin offering for the congregation (Leviticus 4:13-21 ) 4. The sin offering for the ruler (Leviticus 4:22-26 ) 5. The sin offering for one of the people (Leviticus 4:27-35 ) 6. The sin offering for special inadvertent offences (Leviticus 5:1-13 ) The burnt offering, meal offering, and peace offering typified the absolute and... read more

L.M. Grant

L. M. Grant's Commentary on the Bible - Leviticus 5:1-19

OFFERING FOR A SPECIFIC SIN (vv. 1-6) The subject of the sin offering is continued in this chapter up to the end of verse 13. It is a descending scale, for the specific sin has to be brought to the attention of the offender, and the offering made, but allowance also made for a lesser offering in the case of poverty. Verse 1 is a sin of omission. One may hear and know of a matter of serious importance and yet not report it. In law this is called misprision, but it is sin before God. “The voice... read more

James Gray

James Gray's Concise Bible Commentary - Leviticus 5:1-19

THE SIN AND TRESPASS OFFERINGS THE SIN OFFERING The data for the sin offering is found in Leviticus 4:1-35 ; Leviticus 5:1-13 and Leviticus 6:24-30 . As to the name of this offering, it will be seen that “sin” is mentioned here for the first time in connection with the law of the offerings. The idea of sin is included in the others, but it was not the predominating idea as it is here. There was atonement for sin in the other offerings, but rather for sin in man’s nature than the actual... read more

Joseph Parker

The People's Bible by Joseph Parker - Leviticus 5:1-19

Moral Contagion Leviticus 5:0 In reading this chapter take notice of the expression, "if a soul touch any unclean thing, whether it be a carcase of an unclean beast, or a carcase of unclean cattle, or the carcase of unclean creeping things, and if it be hidden from him; he also shall be unclean, and guilty." Why this continual dread of uncleanness? Call these, if you please, merely sanitary arrangements, yet why this early care about matters connected with human health? Is not the provision... read more

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