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What is sin-offering ?

Q2: What is sin-offering?

There are two common Hebrew word for sinning, and the New Testament gets these words mixed up translating them as the same concept, which they are not. Similar but not the same. Here are the two Hebrew words :

"chata" Strong's 2398.

"chataah" Strong's 2403

Since these are similar spellings, they have similar meanings, so what makes them different ? Look at this story when Cain first did sinning against Abel.

The first mention of chataah in found in Genesis 4:7 with Cain and Abel’s offering to God. Abel was a keeper of sheep and Cain a tiller of the ground. They were required to bring a number of offerings to God. The arrangement of offerings was specific. First was a voluntary offering as a clean animal. Than later came a fellowship or grain offering of good plants. In order to make this arrangement work both boys would have to seek each other for offering arrangements they didn't have, Cain for an animal and Abel for a plant. But Cain wanted to make his offering using his own human strength and not with the full arrangement that required the humility of asking his brother first for an animal. Notice what the Lord says of Cain….

Ge 4:7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin-offering “chataah” lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.

In a Hebrew sense chataah is a sin offering, or atonement for making sin, and while it is a noun or thing, it represented some sinning had taken place that needed sacrifice and forgiveness for. Thus chataah is the missing the mark in a PAST sense, you have to have sinned in the first place, to feel the need to make chataah, which is an offering for your sin.

In Ancient Hebrew pictograph the word reads "Outside the basket-covering strong is the Person Behold!"

What is strange is God describes the sin-offering as a "ruler" over you as a person who does sinning. This pictograph of a person as a ruler over the sinner can refer to Satanic propensities that develop through habitual sinning, a carnal nature so to speak. It will later develop into the symbol of the sin-bearer who is the Lamb of God that takes away the sin-offering of the world. Only Jesus can break the ruling hold of the sin-offering and set us free from sinning.

2Co 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin-offering “hamartia” for us, who knew no sin-offering “hamartia” ; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

The Greek word sin: hamartia = Hebrew word sin-offering: chataah.

The Greek word sin: hamartano = Hebrew word sin: chata.

Sin-offering are sins transferred.

Since we are all found sinning, we have the ruler over us and against us. The sin-offering penalty is eternal death for sinning, and only Jesus who needed no sin-offering of His own, could break its power, and set us free from eternal death to eternal life.

Let's summarize these two Hebrew words about sin:-


chata chataah
sin sin-offering
err error

As a sinner does does sinning, we are found missing from the love standards of GOD. Thus we bow in prayer confessing to those specific missing in our lives unto our Sin-bearer who accepts our sin-offering for our sinning, because the Lamb of God paid for the penalty for the sin-offering with His own blood. Thus with an ongoing attitude of gratitude, we thank Jesus for taking our sin-offering away through His grace and granting us His peace.

Now let us consider what affects the first sinning in the universe did for humans on earth.

Sinning theme

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