“And the cart came into the field of Joshua, a Bethshemite, and stood there, where there was a great stone: and they clave the wood of the cart, and offered the kine a burnt offering unto the LORD.”
King James Version (KJV)
6:14 They - Not the lords of the Philistines, but the Beth - shemites, the priest that dwelt there. Offered the kine - There may seem to he a double error in this act. First, that they offered females for a burnt - offering, contrary to #Levit 1:3|. Secondly, that they did it in a forbidden place, #Deut 12:5|,6. But this case being extraordinary, may in some sort excuse it, if they did not proceed by ordinary rules.