Tuesday, March 24, 2009

What is the difference between a “sin offering” and a “guilt offering”?

Leviticus 6:24-30 & 7:1-10. The difference between the sin offering and the guilt offering was in the nature of the sin. The former was for what might be called general sins; the latter was for sins that injured other people or detracted from the sacred worship. The guilt offering thus involved not only a sacrifice but also restitution plus a fine of 20 percent (6:5).

–NIV Bible Commentary

1 comment:

Judy A said...

Two translation teams in the Philippines are working on putting the book of Ezekiel into 2 tribal languages. Your simple but clear differentiation between "sin offering" and "guilt offering" was helpful information. Thank you!