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Non-Sweet Savour Offerings


The Sin Offering


The sin offering refers to Christ atoning for the guilt of sin.

This offering deals with the unintentional sin the priest,

the nation-congregation, a ruler or just the ordinary people.


Each category used the same procedure, with slight differences for each category.


An animal was brought to the door for offering for the sacrifice.


1:          The animal had to be a sacrifice unblemished and without defect.

2:         The offers hand was laid upon the head of the animal.

3:         The animal was killed.

4:         The blood was either sprinkled seven times before the Lord in the

tabernacle, or spread on the horns of the bronze altar or spread on

the horns of the incense altar, depending for whom the sacrifice was

being offered for.

5:         The blood was poured out at the bottom of the altar.

6:         The fat of the inwards, the kidneys and the caul were burnt upon

the altar.

7:         The head, skin, flesh, legs and inward parts and the dung

Were carried out of the camp to a clean place, where the ashes

from the bronze altar were placed and the animal was burnt up.

8:         The offer is forgiven.


The differences between the sacrifices for the Sin offering


The Priests Sin offering - verses 1-12

1:          The animal sacrificed was a male bullock.

2:         The blood is sprinkled before the Lord in the Holy Place.

3:         Some of the blood was smeared upon the four horns of the incense



The Congregations Sin offering - verses 13-21

1:          The elders of Israel placed their hands upon the head of the animal.

2          The animal sacrificed was a male bullock.

3:         The blood is sprinkled before the Lord in the Holy Place

4:         Some of the blood was smeared upon the four horns of the incense



The Rulers Sin offering- verses 22-26

1:          The ruler of Israel placed his hands upon the head of the animal.

2          The animal sacrificed was a male kid of the goats.

3:         The blood was spread upon the horns of the bronze altar.


The Ordinary Person’s Sin offering - verses 27-35

1:          The ordinary person of Israel placed lay his hands upon the head of the animal.

2          The animal sacrificed was a male kid of the goats or a female lamb.

3:         The blood was spread upon the horns of the bronze altar.


Part of the sin offering was cooked and eaten is the courtyard by the priest who made the offering. Any male member of the priest’s family could eat the cooked part of the offering. If any blood was smattered upon a priests garment it was to be washed in a holy place. The earthen pot the meat is cooked in must be broken and a metal pot was to be scoured and rinsed. Any blood taken into the Holy of Holies for atonement must not be eaten and any of the remainder must be burnt on the bronze altar.


The cross becomes the new altar of sacrifice, as an example for us the Church.


Hebrews 13:11-13

“The high priest carries the blood of animals into the Holy of Holies as a sin offering, but the bodies are burnt outside the city gate, to make the people holy through His own sacrifice. Let us then go to Him outside the camp bearing the disgrace He bore.”


Hebrews 13:15

“Through Jesus let us continually offer a sacrifice of praise –the fruit of lips that confess His Name.”


1 Peter 2:4-5

“You come to Him the living stone, rejected by man but chosen by God and precious to Him. You also like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.”


The Trespass Offering


Christ atoning for the injury of sin

Read Leviticus 5 – The Trespass Offering

Read Leviticus 7:1-7 - The Law of the trespass offering for extra rules related to the offerings.


REV C.I Schofield D.D

The trespass offering has in view the injury which sin does, rather than its guilt, which is covered by the sin offering. The emphasis here is God’s right in every human being, as stated by David.


Psalm 51:5

“Against God and God only have I sinned”


The trespass offering was an offering atoning for the injury of sin. The offering fell into different categories.


1:          The trespass done in cognizance or ignorance is atoned for.


The trespasses to be atoned for:

A:         Failing to speak up in a public duty, to testify to something he has seen or heard.

B:         Ceremonial uncleanness.

C:         Human uncleanness.

D:         Careless and thoughtless oath taking, to do good or evil.


Procedure under taken:

A:         Confess in what way he has sinned

B:         Sacrifice a female lamb or goat, as a sin offering.

C:         if the man can’t afford a lamb or goat, he can offer two doves or pigeons, one for a burnt offering and the              second for a sin offering.

D:         Some of the blood is sprinkled on all the sides of the altar; the remainder is drained at the base of the altar.

E:         The fat, the fat of the tail, the fat that covers the inner parts, the kidneys and fat, and the caul are burnt              on the altar. Any male of the priest family may eat from the offering in a Holy place.

F:         If the offerer can’t afford the doves and pigeons, then He is to bring an ephah of flour and offer it with no             oil or incense, because it’s a sin offering. The memorial portion is offered

            (a handful) and the priest keeps the remainder for food.

G:         He will be forgiven.

H:         The priest keeps the skin of the animal.

I:         Any grain offering cooked in an oven, or on a pan or plate, whether mixed with oil or dry, belongs to all the             sons of Aaron the priests.


2:         The trespass was done in ignorance, in any of the Lords Holy things.


Procedure under taken.

A:         Sacrifice a ram that is without spot or blemish

B:         Pay the value of a shekel of silver (11.5 gms) to the priest

C:         The Ram is to be offered as a guilt offering.

D:         Restitution of what the offerer has failed to do in the Holy thing plus one fifth of the value is made

E:         He will be forgiven.


3:         The trespass atoned for and restitution made


The trespasses atoned for:


Deceiving his neighbour regarding something entrusted to him, left in his care, or is stolen, or he cheats him, or if he finds lost property and lies about it, or takes an oath falsely, or any such things as this.


Procedure under taken:

A:         Return what is stolen and taken by extortion, or what was
            stolen from him, entrusted to him, or the lost property

B:         Add a fifth of the value of the property, and give it to the one who was trespassed against.

C:         Offer a ram without defect to the proper value, as a guilt offering.

E:         He will be forgiven.


It is interesting to note in the law of the offerings, that the peace offering is mentioned after all of the other offerings. This is simply because the offerings are looking at mans condition from God’s perspective, whereas as the law of the offerings are looking at mans perspective from how things are revealed to man.


We are sinners and come to God through the person and work of Christ. Once we understand our sinfulness and accept God solution, we have peace with God. The peace continuing through Christs purifying work Christ for us.




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