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The Problem with the Inaugural Sin Offering

10:16 Later Moses sought diligently for the sin offering male goat,18 but it had actually been burnt.19 So he became angry at Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron’s remaining sons, saying, 10:17 “Why did you not eat the sin offering in the sanctuary? For it is most holy and he gave it to you to bear the iniquity of the congregation,20 to make atonement on their behalf before the Lord. 10:18 See here!21 Its blood was not brought into the holy place within!22 You should certainly have eaten it in the sanctuary just as I commanded!” 10:19 But Aaron spoke to Moses, “See here!23 Just today they presented their sin offering and their burnt offering before the Lord and such things as these have happened to me! If I had eaten a sin offering today would the Lord have been pleased?”24 10:20 When Moses heard this explanation, he was satisfied.25


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