* the whole congregation.
This may refer to some oversight in acts of religious
worship, or to some transgression of the letter of the law,
which arose out of the peculiar circumstances in which they
were found, as in the case mentioned in 1; Sa 14:32, et seq.
The sacrifices and rites in this case were the same as in the
preceding; only here the elders laid their hands on the head
of the victim, in the name of all the congregation.
* through ignorance.
1,2 5:2-5,17 Nu 15:24-29 Jos 7:11,24-26 1Ti 1:13 Heb 10:26-29
* and are guilty.
5:2-5,17 6:4 Ezr 10:19 Ho 5:15 *marg: