What were the cities of refuge in the Old Testament?


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The cities of refuge were part of the distribution of the Promised Land among the twelve tribes of Israel. Only one tribe, the Levites, was not given land to develop. Instead, they were to be the p...

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My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
I used to own A. Naismith's 1200 Scripture Outlines which has this regarding the Cities of Refuge and which I think I have referred to in my preaching:

175 The Cities of Refuge Joshua 20
One who had killed somebody by accident—
1 Must flee to one of the appointed cities Joshua 20:3; Hebrews 6:18
2 Must Plead his cause at the gate of the city Joshua 20:4; Job 33:27, 28
3 Must make his home in that city Joshua 20:4; Philippians 3:20
4 Was safe until the day of judgment Joshua 20:6; Romans 8:1
5 Was safe until the high priest’s death Joshua 20:6; Hebrews 7:16, 17

The Cities of Refuge were—
In Elevated Positions. Our Refuge is at God’s right hand in Heaven Hebrews 6:18
Accessible from all Parts. Our Refuge is for ‘every creature’ in ‘all the world’ Mark 16:15 Available for all in need, with ever open gates Matt.hew 1:28

176 Six Cities of Refuge Joshua 20:7, 8
1 Kedesh—Holy 22 Corinthians 5:212 Shechem—Shoulder LLuke 15:53 Hebron—Friendship Proverbs 18:24
4 Bezer—Stronghold Psalm 31:3
5 Ramoth—High place Hebrews 3:19
6 Golan—Happy Proverbs 16:20

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