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cities of refuge


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. certain cities appointed as places of safe refuge for persons who had committed homicide without design. Of these there were three on each side of Jordan.


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  • The Biblical cities of refuge were six in number, viz., to the west, Cedes in

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • It was otherwise with him that fled for refuge; for as he had a city of safety before him, so he had the avenger of blood behind him; and he fled with speed and diligence to the one, that he might avoid the other, Now, these cities of refuge were provided for the manslayer, who, having slain a man at unawares, and being thereby surprised with an apprehension of danger -- it being lawful for the avenger of blood to slay him -- fled with all his strength to one of those cities, where he was to enjoy immunity and safety.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • By way of parenthesis, the sacred writer adds here (i) the appointment of three cities of refuge across the Jordan, iv,

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip


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