So, in imagining if I lived back then and I had committed unintentional sin - which would be perhaps unknown to me, the perpetrator. And somehow, the matter comes to comes to my attention. What do I do about this?
My response - no matter if I was common person, priest, leader or part of the whole - must be humble and willing to take the steps which lead to me appropriating the atonement which has been provided through this process by my God for me. Sure, I can live in denial for a time; but what found me out will still be sitting on my doorstep and heart until I rightfully tend to the matter. And I am pretty sure I left "de Nile" back in Egypt. (=})
Another very compelling characteristic of this provision is the matter is not dealt with privately nor circumspectly. This was a very public resolution. Which makes it very obvious to the me and community that the matter is completely resolved in God's presence. No self-doubt, no worries that I did it wrong, no 90 day probation to test a heart, no lingering talk or gossip because the remedy was applied and accepted.