These cities of refuge were a place where those guilty of an unintentional manslaughter might escape blood revenge (a lawful killing of retribution by “avenger” [sometimes nearest male relative]). The cities became cities of grace and safety in a system of retribution. When trouble is upon your life, where is your city of refuge? See also Psalm 61:2-4.
Click on this link for an introduction to the book of Joshua.
Posted on Sun, November 14, 2010
by First Baptist Church