Cities of Refuge
THE CITIES OF REFUGE
1. Under the law of Moses, cities of refuge were established in Israel.
A. Refuge: “Shelter or protection from danger or trouble; succour sought by, or rendered to, a
B. Detailed information about these cities of refuge are found in
EXO 21:12-14; NUM 35:9-34; DEU 4:41-43; 19:1-13; JOS 20:1-9.
2. Note the fact of progressive revelation in the accounts of these cities.
A. In EXO 21:12-14 a place is appointed but not named.
B. In NUM 35:9-34 six cities are to be appointed ...