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{{#invoke:Hatnote|hatnote}} The Cities of Refuge were six Levitical towns in the Kingdom of Israel and the Kingdom of Judah in which the perpetrators of manslaughter could claim the right of asylum; outside of these cities, blood vengeance against such perpetrators was allowed by law.<ref name="oxford">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> The Torah names the six cities as being cities of refuge: Golan, Ramoth, and Bosor, on the east of the Jordan River, <ref>Deuteronomy 4:43 and Joshua 20:8</ref> and Kedesh, Shechem, and Hebron on the western side.<ref>Joshua 20:7</ref>


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{{#invoke:Hatnote|hatnote}} The Cities of Refuge were six Levitical towns in the Kingdom of Israel and the Kingdom of Judah in which the perpetrators of manslaughter could claim the right of asylum; outside of these cities, blood vengeance against such perpetrators was allowed by law.<ref name="oxford">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> The Torah names the six cities as being cities of refuge: Golan, Ramoth, and Bosor, on the east of the Jordan River, <ref>Deuteronomy 4:43 and Joshua 20:8</ref> and Kedesh, Shechem, and Hebron on the western side.<ref>Joshua 20:7</ref>


Cities of Refuge sections
Intro  Biblical regulations  Origin and development  Asylum in classical Judea  References  External links  

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