(Heb. 'asham, "debt"), the law concerning, given in Lev. 5:14-6:7; also in Num. 5:5-8. The idea of sin as a "debt" pervades this legislation. The _asham_, which was always a ram, was offered in cases where sins were more private. (See OFFERING.)
Then said they, What shall be the trespass offering which we shall return to him?
It is most holy, as the sin offering, and as the trespass offering.
Wherein did the trespass offering differ from the sin offering?
It likewise explains how those who had offended through accident, had to bring a sin or trespass offering.
For as that which is for sin, so also the victim for a trespass offering pertaineth to the priest: it is holy of holies.
He shall take a lamb, and offer it for a trespass offering with the sextary of oil.