8:3 For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices. So this one too had to have something to offer.
9:7 But only the high priest enters once a year into the inner tent, 4 and not without blood that he offers for himself and for the sins of the people committed in ignorance. 5
9:13 For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a young cow sprinkled on those who are defiled consecrated them and provided ritual purity, 6
[9:7] 5 tn Or perhaps “the unintentional sins of the people”; Grk “the ignorances of the people.” Cf. BDAG 13 s.v. ἀγνόημα, “sin committed in ignorance/unintentionally.” This term seems to be simply a synonym for “sins” (cf. Heb 5:2) and does not pick up the distinction made in Num 15:22-31 between unwitting sin and “high-handed” sin. The Day of Atonement ritual in Lev 16 covered all the sins of the people, not just the unwitting ones.