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 person.” 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 ...

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