(Heb. 'asham, "debt"), the law concerning, given in Leviticus 5:14-6:7; ; also in Numbers 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 .)
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[T] indicates this entry was also found in Torrey's Topical Textbook
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Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Trespass offering". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".