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Interpretion of apparent contradition in Numbers 16:38 in relation to fire pans of sinners becoming sacred

In the passage: The fire pans of those who have sinned at the cost of their lives, and let them be made into hammered sheets as plating for the altar—for once they have been used for offering to יהוה,...
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Why are "Tax collectors and Sinners" usually mentioned together by the Pharisees?

If sinners refers to the hard core, notoriously evil people (1 Timothy 1:9), why are tax collectors singled out? (When Jesus is caught eating with them, Luke 15:1, Mark 2:15, Matthew 9:11, 11:19, Luke ...
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