(Heb. hattath), the law of, is given in detail in Lev. 4-6:13; 9:7-11, 22-24; 12:6-8; 15:2, 14, 25-30; 14:19, 31; Num. 6:10-14. On the day of Atonement it was made with special solemnity (Lev. 16:5, 11, 15). The blood was then carried into the holy of holies and sprinkled on the mercy-seat. Sin-offerings were also presented at the five annual festivals (Num. 28, 29), and on the occasion of the consecration of the priests (Ex. 29:10-14, 36). As each individual, even the most private member of the congregation, as well as the congregation at large, and the high priest, was obliged, on being convicted by his conscience of any particular sin, to come with a sin-offering, we see thus impressively disclosed the need in which every sinner stands of the salvation of Christ, and the necessity of making application to it as often as the guilt of sin renews itself upon his conscience. This resort of faith to the perfect sacrifice of Christ is the one way that lies open for the sinner's attainment of pardon and restoration to peace. And then in the sacrifice itself there is the reality of that incomparable worth and preciousness which were so significantly represented in the sin-offering by the sacredness of its blood and the hallowed destination of its flesh. With reference to this the blood of Christ is called emphatically "the precious blood," and the blood that "cleanseth from all sin" (1 John 1:7).
Thus shall Aaron come into the holy place: with a young bullock for a sin-offering, and a ram for a burnt-offering.
The meat-offering was not a sin-offering, but a "sweet savor" offering.
A sin-offering was offered, first of all; there had been a symbolical cleansing with water, but still a sin-offering is required.
Now, the word "voluntary" does not occur in the sin-offering.
Have you laid your hand, by faith, on the head of the sin-offering?
The burnt-offering furnishes the one; the sin-offering, the other.
He became in the hand of His Father and our Father a sin-offering for us.
In the sin-offering, because it is sin as judged by God, the very reverse is the case.
sin-offering means the presentation and use of the ransom-price.
Is a Christian in no wise better off, in the matter of a sin-offering, than a Jew?