Refuge, Cities of
Refuge, Cities of
Towns which according to the Jewish law enjoyed the right of asylum and to which anyone who had unintentionally slain another might flee and be protected from the 'avenger of blood'

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  • Refuge, Cities of —    Were six in number (Num. 35). 1. On the west of Jordan were (1) Kadesh, in Naphtali; (2) Shechem, in Mount Ephraim; (3) Hebron, in Judah. 2. On the east of Jordan were, (1) Golan, in Bashan; (2) Ramoth Gilead, in Gad; and (3) Bezer, in Reuben …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Cities of Refuge —     Cities of Refuge     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Cities of Refuge     Towns which according to the Jewish law enjoyed the right of asylum and to which anyone who had unintentionally slain another might flee and be protected from the avenger of… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Cities of refuge — Refuge Ref uge (r?f ?j), n. [F. r[ e]fuge, L. refugium, fr. refugere to flee back; pref. re + figere. SEe {Fugitive}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Shelter or protection from danger or distress. [1913 Webster] Rocks, dens, and caves! But I in none of these… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cities of Refuge — The Cities of Refuge were towns in the Kingdom of Israel and Kingdom of Judah in which the perpetrators of manslaughter could claim the right of asylum; outside of these cities, blood vengeance against such perpetrators was allowed by law.[1] The …   Wikipedia

  • CITIES OF REFUGE —    among the Jews; three on the E. and three on the W. of the Jordan, in which the manslayer might find refuge from the avenger of blood …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Refuge — Ref uge (r?f ?j), n. [F. r[ e]fuge, L. refugium, fr. refugere to flee back; pref. re + figere. SEe {Fugitive}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Shelter or protection from danger or distress. [1913 Webster] Rocks, dens, and caves! But I in none of these Find… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • refuge — Moses designated three cities east of Jordan and three west of Jordan (Deut. 4:41–3; Josh. 20:7) as sanctuaries [[➝ sanctuary]] for those who had accidentally killed a person and whose relatives were seeking revenge …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • House of refuge — Refuge Ref uge (r?f ?j), n. [F. r[ e]fuge, L. refugium, fr. refugere to flee back; pref. re + figere. SEe {Fugitive}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Shelter or protection from danger or distress. [1913 Webster] Rocks, dens, and caves! But I in none of these… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • CITY OF REFUGE — (Heb. טָלקמ ריע). Moses assigned six cities (Num. 35:13, Deut. 19:9) to which shall flee thither and live whoso killeth his neighbor unawares and hated him not in time past. Moses himself set aside three of these cities (Bezer, Ramoth, and Golan) …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • JOSHUA, BOOK OF — JOSHUA, BOOK OF, the first book of the Former Prophets, which relates the conquest of canaan and its early settlement from the death of moses to the death of joshua . The Book of Joshua is divided into three main sections: the conquest of the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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