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City of Refuge (Artifact)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Refuge, Cities of
Refuge, Cities of (עָרֵי הַמִּקְלָט‎, arey hammiqlat). Six Levitical cities established as places of protection for people who unintentionally committed manslaughter (Num 35:5–34; Deut 4:41–43; Deut 19:1–13; Josh 20:1–9).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Refuge, Cities of
REFUGE, CITIES OF. Six cities are set aside within Israel as Cities of Refuge (Heb ʿārê mı̄qlāṭ). These are places of sanctuary or asylum where a person who unintentionally kills someone may reside, without fear of blood revenge, until a trial can be held. These cities are discussed in Exod 21:13;
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Cities of Refuge
Cities of Refuge. Six cities, three in Canaan and three in Transjordan (area east of the Jordan River), designated as places of safety for persons suspected of manslaughter. The 6 cities were among the 48 assigned to the Levites (Nm 35:6). The 3 Transjordian cities were “Bezer in the wilderness on the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Refuge, Cities of
Refuge, Cities of [Heb. ʾārê hammiqlāṭ]. Certain of the Levitical Cities (Nu. 35:6; Josh. 21:13, 21, 27, 32, 38; 1 Ch. 6:57, 67 [MT 42, 52]) that were set apart to serve as places of asylum for the accidental manslayer; mentioned principally in Nu. 35:9–34; and Josh. 20:1–9 (cf. Ex. 21:12–14; Dt.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Cities of Refuge
CITIES OF REFUGE Six cities, three in Canaan and three in Transjordan (area east of the Jordan River), designated as places of safety for persons suspected of manslaughter. The six cities were among the 48 assigned to the Levites (Nm 35:6). The three Transjordanian cities were Bezer, Ramoth, and Golan
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Cities of Refuge
CITIES OF REFUGE Among the 48 cities given to the Levites throughout Israel, six were by the command of God to be appointed as cities of refuge, or asylum, “for the manslayer” (Num 35:6–7). Moses himself selected three of these on the E side of the Jordan River: Bezer in Reuben, Ramoth-gilead in Gad,
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Cities of Refuge
CITIES OF REFUGE. These were places of asylum mentioned principally in Nu. 35:9–34 and Jos. 20:1–9 (where they are named). They are also mentioned in Nu. 35:6; Jos. 21:13, 21, 27, 32, 38; 1 Ch. 6:57, 67. From these it appears that they were among the cities of the Levites. Dt. 4:41–43; 19:1–13 deal with
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Cities of Refuge
Cities of RefugeMosaic law calls for the establishment of a place, or places, of asylum, to which one who kills accidentally or without malice may flee to escape from the avenger of blood. Exod. 21:13 mentions only “a place to which he may flee,” but Num. 35:9–34; Deut. 4:41–43; 19:1–13; Josh. 20:1–9
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Cities of Refuge
Cities of Refuge. (Heb. ˓ārê miqlāt). A place of asylum granted by Mosaic law (the Book of the Covenant) to those Israelites who had unintentionally killed fellow Israelites, allowing them to escape the law of blood revenge (the so-called lex talionis) (Exod. 21:13–14). These were cities that had
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Refuge, Cities Of
REFUGE, CITIES OF Six cities that were set aside in Israel as places of asylum where someone who had unintentionally caused another’s death could flee without fear of revenge until he could face a fair trial (Num 35:9–15; Deut 4:41–43; Josh 20:1–9). The fugitive was to stand at the entrance of the gate
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Cities of Refuge
Cities of Refuge. In ancient Israel the six walled cities, three on each side of *Jordan, which were set aside as a protection for those who had committed accidental homicide (Deut. 4:41–3, 19:1–13, and Josh. 20). The existence of such places was made necessary by the primitive law which required blood
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Cities of refuge
Cities of Refuge, six Levitical cities specially chosen for refuge to the involuntary homicide until released from banishment by the death of the high priest. Num. 35:6, 13, 15; Josh. 20:2, 7, 9. There were three on each side of Jordan.1. Kedesh, in Naphtali. 1 Chron. 6:76. 2. Shechem, in Mount Ephraim.
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