The city of refuge was a place where the accused could find safety. Golan ramoth and bosor on the east of the jordan river and kedesh shechem and hebron on the western side.
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Those on the west were kedesh in the land of naphtali shechem in the western part of manasseh s inheritance and hebron in the land of judah.
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. Golan in bashan of manasseh n for those who had committed accidental man slaughter. By doing this two principles were achieved. Kadesh shechem and hebron were to the west of the jordan river. So the accused manslayer had to stand before the tribunal of the people.
Z bileam 1chron 6 70 z aijalon z anathoth z geba almon z alameth1chron 6 65 gibeon z gezer z kibzaim. Ramoth gildead of gad 3. The accused s life was not put at risk by the arbitrary actions of the. The cities of refuge are types of christ in whom sinners find a refuge from the destroyer of our souls.
The bible names the six cities as being cities of refuge. Golan ramoth gilead and bezer were to the east of the jordan river. Hebron in judah eastern side of jordan 1. The six cities of refuge were distributed throughout the kingdom of israel in the north and the kingdom of judah in the south along both sides of the jordan river.
Only christ provides refuge from these things and it is to him alone that we must run. To guard against a miscarriage of justice cities of refuge were appointed where the accused could flee so that his case may be properly considered free from the emotionalism that death usually brings with it. Bezer bozrah of reuben 2. Enclave cities of manasseh.
The cities of refuge as jesus. Just as the guilty person sought refuge in the cities set up for that purpose we flee to christ for refuge from sin hebrews 6 18. Six of these locations were designated as cities of refuge. Kedesh in galilee 2.
God is our. No matter where you were in israel you were not very far from a city of refuge. Enclave cities of simeon. N city was a refuge for the avenger of blood the avenger of blood was the victim s nearest male rela tive and was obligated to avenge his relative s death.
Just as the cities. We run to christ to escape the danger we are in from the curse and condemnation of the law from of the wrath of god and from an eternity in hell. The city was not much good to the slayer if they could not get to it quickly. Where were the cities of refuge.
Deuteronomy 19 2 tells us that proper roads were to be built and maintained to these cities of refuge. The mosaic law stated that anyone who committed a murder was to be put to death exodus 21 14 but for unintentional deaths god set aside these cities to which the murderer could flee for refuge exodus 21 13 he would be safe from the avenger the family member charged with avenging the victim s death numbers 35 19 until the case could go to trial the congregation would judge to find if the attacker acted unintentionally. N the refuge had to declare his cause to the elders. The bible applies this picture of the city of refuge to the believer finding refuge in god.
Ashan 1chron 6 59 z eltekeh gath rimmon manasseh. The cities of refuge. On a map we see that the cities of refuge were well spaced throughout the country. Shechem in ephraim 3.
Three of the cities of refuge were located on the west side of the jordan river and three were east of it. Six cities of refuge western side of jordan 1. Levitical cities cities of refuge joshua 21 forti ed city solomon w a di au j a jerusalem lower nether beth horon baalath hatzor megiddo joppa shiloh bethabara abel shittim dan z juttah z jahazah jahzah 1chron 6 78 z kedemoth z mephaath mephaath 1chron 6 78 z ja a zer z heshbon z mahanaim z debir z jattir z ain. Shown on the map.
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