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Cities of Refuge,

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six Levitical cities specially chosen for refuge to the involuntary homicide until released from banishment by the death of the high priest. (Numbers 35:6,13,15 ; Joshua 20:2,7,9 ) There were three on each side of Jordan.
  1. KEDESH , in Naphtali. (1 Chronicles 6:76 )
  2. SHECHEM , in Mount Ephraim. (Joshua 21:21 ; 1 Chronicles 6:67 ; 2 Chronicles 10:1 )
  3. HEBRON , in Judah. (Joshua 21:13 ; 2 Samuel 5:5 ; 1 Chronicles 6:55 ; 29:27 ; 2 Chronicles 11:10 )
  4. On the east side of Jordan - BEZER , in the tribe of Reuben, in the plains of Moab. (4:43; Joshua 20:8 ; 21:36 ) 1 Maccabees 5:26 .
  5. RAMOTH-GILEAD, in the tribe of Gad. (4:43; Joshua 21:38 ; 1 Kings 22:3 )
  6. GOLAN , in Bashan, in the half-tribe of Manasseh. (4:43; Joshua 21:27 ; 1 Chronicles 6:71 )

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Cities of Refuge,'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/sbd/c/cities-of-refuge.html. 1901.

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