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Then ye shall appoint you cities to be cities of refuge for you; that the slayer may flee thither, which killeth any person at unawares.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

35:11 cities of refuge. Six cities of refuge were designated out of the forty-eight assigned to the Levites (Numbers 35:6-7) to give those involved in unintentional manslaughter (as distinct from murder) refuge from an avenger.

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