17:3 “Blood guilt 1 will be accounted to any man 2 from the house of Israel 3 who slaughters an ox or a lamb or a goat inside the camp or outside the camp, 4
22:18 “Speak to Aaron, his sons, and all the Israelites and tell them, ‘When any man 5 from the house of Israel or from the foreigners in Israel 6 presents his offering for any of the votive or freewill offerings which they present to the Lord as a burnt offering,
1 tn The complex wording of vv. 3-4 requires stating “blood guilt” at the beginning of v. 3 even though it is not mentioned until the middle of v. 4. The Hebrew text has simply “blood,” but in this case it refers to the illegitimate shedding of animal blood, similar to the shedding of the blood of an innocent human being (Deut 19:10, etc.). In order for it to be legitimate the animal must be slaughtered at the tabernacle and its blood handled by the priests in the prescribed way (see, e.g., Lev 1:5; 3:2, 17; 4:5-7; 7:26-27, etc.; cf. vv. 10-16 below for more details).
4 tn Heb “or who slaughters from outside to the camp.”
6 tn Heb “and from the foreigner [singular] in Israel.” Some medieval Hebrew