4:13 “‘If the whole congregation of Israel strays unintentionally 5 and the matter is not noticed by 6 the assembly, and they violate one of the Lord’s commandments, which must not be violated, 7 so they become guilty,
4:32 “‘But if he brings a sheep as his offering, for a sin offering, he must bring a flawless female.
1 tn Heb “the anointed priest” (so ASV, NAB, NASB, NIV, NRSV). This refers to the high priest (cf. TEV, CEV, NLT).
2 tn Heb “to the guilt of the people”; NRSV “thus bringing guilt on the people.”
3 tn Heb “and he shall offer on his sin which he sinned, a bull, a son of the herd, flawless.”
4 sn The word for “sin offering” (sometimes translated “purification offering”) is the same as the word for “sin” earlier in the verse. One can tell which rendering is intended only by the context. The primary purpose of the “sin offering” (חַטָּאת, khatta’t) was to “purge” (כִּפֶּר, kipper, “to make atonement,” see 4:20, 26, 31, 35, and the notes on Lev 1:4 and esp. Lev 16:20, 33) the sanctuary or its furniture in order to cleanse it from any impurities and/or (re)consecrate it for holy purposes (see, e.g., Lev 8:15; 16:19). By making this atonement the impurities of the person or community were cleansed and the people became clean. See R. E. Averbeck, NIDOTTE 2:93-103.
6 tn Heb “is concealed from the eyes of”; NASB, NRSV, NLT “escapes the notice of.”
8 tn Heb “an individual from the people of the land”; cf. NASB “anyone of the common people” (KJV, ASV both similar); NAB “a private person.”
10 tn Heb “by doing it, one from the commandments of the