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Hebrews 9:3

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9:3 And after the second curtain there was a tent called the holy of holies.

Hebrews 9:7

Context
9:7 But only the high priest enters once a year into the inner tent, 1  and not without blood that he offers for himself and for the sins of the people committed in ignorance. 2 

1 tn Grk “the second tent.”

2 tn Or perhaps “the unintentional sins of the people”; Grk “the ignorances of the people.” Cf. BDAG 13 s.v. ἀγνόημα, “sin committed in ignorance/unintentionally.” This term seems to be simply a synonym for “sins” (cf. Heb 5:2) and does not pick up the distinction made in Num 15:22-31 between unwitting sin and “high-handed” sin. The Day of Atonement ritual in Lev 16 covered all the sins of the people, not just the unwitting ones.



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