There were arguments between Beis Hillel and Beis Shammai in Halachas that were Chayav Korban/Kares.

What happened if a person was a follower of Beis Shammai and sinned unknowingly? According to him, he'd have to bring a Chatas.

He comes to the Beis Hamikdash, and lo and behold, all the Kohanim happened to be Beis Hillel followers. According to them, this sacrifice that he's bringing isn't a sacrifice but Chulin Shenishchetu Be'Azara!!

So they, Leshitaseichem, can't eat it or Shecht it (they can't even say "Safek Olah").

Do the Kohanim have to bring the sacrifice nonetheless?

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    I expect that everyone in the Beit Hamikdash would follow the ruling of the Sanhedrin, no? – Isaac Moses Aug 9 '13 at 19:45
  • @IsaacMoses AFAIR, Machlokesim between Hillel and Shammai lasted some time. – Shmuel Brin Aug 9 '13 at 20:30
  • Maybe a suggestion: get a different Cohen. – Hacham Gabriel Aug 9 '13 at 20:57
  • @HachamGabriel What if his time limit is running out and none of the current mishmar hold of Beis Shammai? – Shmuel Brin Aug 9 '13 at 22:20
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    @Shmuel Not for a Chattat IIRC. Anything under Bal Teacheir they can always bring as a safek. – Double AA Aug 14 '13 at 17:40

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