Chapter 5 opens with a few more examples of common mistakes, after which it shifts to the book's fifth type of offering: the reparation offering.
The chapter continues with a few more examples involving the delay of a d'oh. Touch an unclean person or animal carcass and don't realize it until a while afterward? It's time for a sin offering.
Don't have no idea of what being unclean means? Just wait. (This is what's known in the lit biz as foreshadowing.)
If an Israelite swears that he'll do something but ends up getting delayed, sin offering time.
Failing to testify in a legal matter is also something that Leviticus doesn't like, although it leaves the matter in the hands of God, not the district attorney.
The sin offerings here are stripped down versions of the rituals in chapter four. This section is a little less blood and a little more explanation.
P.S. In verse 14, we get "the Lord spoke unto to Moses, saying" again. To make reading about sacrifices more fun, every time this phrase pops up, eat an M&M. Peanut butter, preferably.
Guilty, Guilty, Guilty!
Hey, Leviticus moves to a new topic: the guilt or reparation offering.
This could also be called the payback offering, because in addition to sacrificing an animal, the rules involve compensating any harm done.
The first example involves corrupting something that's holy. An Israelite kid is playing baseball near the Tabernacle and accidentally hits a ball through the window? That calls for not only an offering of a ram, but enough shekels to pay for the damage along with a 20% penalty.
Okay, so the ancient Israelites don't play baseball and the Tabernacle doesn't have glass windows. Sheesh. Vampires don't play ball in forests either and Hollywood made a whole movie about it.
Robbery and unscrupulous financial dealings also require a reparation sacrifice and shekel payback, especially when these financial dealings involve sworn false statements.
And don't forget the rams without blemish.
The payback rule for business sins is once again full payment of the amount lost along with an additional 20% penalty.