5:6 and he must bring his penalty for guilt 1 to the Lord for his sin that he has committed, a female from the flock, whether a female sheep or a female goat, for a sin offering. So the priest will make atonement 2 on his behalf for 3 his sin.
5:9 Then he must sprinkle 4 some of the blood of the sin offering on the wall of the altar, and the remainder of the blood 5 must be squeezed out at the base of the altar – it is a sin offering.
5:12 He must bring it to the priest and the priest must scoop out from it a handful as its memorial portion 6 and offer it up in smoke on the altar on top of the other gifts of the Lord – it is a sin offering.
1 tn In this context the word for “guilt” (אָשָׁם, ’asham) refers to the “penalty” for incurring guilt, the so-called consequential אָשָׁם (J. Milgrom, Leviticus [AB], 1:303; cf. the note on Lev 5:1).
5 tn Heb “the remainder in the blood.” The Heb. preposition “in” (בְּ, bÿ) is used here to mean “some among” a whole collection of something.
6 sn The “memorial portion” (אַזְכָּרָה, ’azkkarah) was the part of the grain offering that was burnt on the altar (Lev 2:2), as opposed to the remainder, which was normally consumed by the priests (Lev 2:3; see the full regulations in Lev 6:14-23 [6:7-16 HT]). It was probably intended to call to mind (i.e., memorialize) before the