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Leviticus 4:23

Context
4:23 or his sin that he committed 1  is made known to him, 2  he must bring a flawless male goat as his offering. 3 

Leviticus 4:18

Context
4:18 He must put some of the blood on the horns of the altar 4  which is before the Lord in the Meeting Tent, and all the rest of the blood he must pour out at the base of the altar of burnt offering that is at the entrance of the Meeting Tent.

1 tn Heb “or his sin which he sinned in it is made known to him”; NAB “if he learns of the sin he committed.”

2 tn Lev 4:22b-23a is difficult. The present translation suggests that there are two possible legal situations envisioned, separated by the Hebrew אוֹ (’o, “or”) at the beginning of v. 23. Lev 4:22b refers to any case in which the leader readily admits his guilt (i.e., “pleads guilty”), whereas v. 23a refers to cases where the leader is convicted of his guilt by legal action (“his sin…is made known to him”). See R. E. Averbeck, NIDOTTE 2:95-96; Lev 4:27-28; and esp. the notes on Lev 5:1 below.

3 tn Heb “a he-goat of goats, a male without defect”; cf. NLT “with no physical defects.”

4 sn See v. 7, where this altar is identified as the altar of fragrant incense.



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