Cities of refuge

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(Jewish Antiq.) certain cities appointed as places of safe refuge for persons who had committed homicide without design. Of these there were three on each side of Jordan.

See also: Refuge

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Moses and Joshua provided six cities of refuge -- Bezer, Golan, Ramoth, Kadesh, Schekem and Hebron -- to which one who had taken life inadvertently could flee when hunted by relatives of the deceased.
Taipei needs to be one of the 'cities of refuge.' (Joshua 20:1-6) To become a new beacon for human rights in the world, we need to make Taiwan International Refugee Law a reality right away.
Cities of Refuge: German Jews in London and New York, 1935-1945.
As I visited and talked with people from my hometown, I thought of the cities of refuge in Joshua 20:1-9.
Eaten Fish--the pen name of cartoonist Ali Dorani--arrived in Stavanger, Norway, December 17 after the city agreed to host him for at least the next two years through the International Cities of Refuge Network (ICORN).
The Torah also mandated Cities of Refuge: places where someone who killed unintentionally could flee and be safe from blood vengeance until they could be judicially vindicated--unheard of anywhere, even today.
Meanwhile, Europe, in a display of united selfishness, has scuttled a plan to relocate a mere 40,000 asylum-seekers from their cities of refuge in Italy and Greece.
He was hosted first in France and later in Norway at Stavanger 2005-07 and in the United States of America at Miami City 2010-12 by the International Cities of Refuge Networks, which supports writers under threat and living in exile (Grundy "Chenjerai Hove is dead").
Essam's stay in MalmE[micro], which is a member of theInternational Cities of Refuge Network, will give him a chance to develop and grow, Reitov said.
Cities of Refuge: Stories from Anabaptist-Mennonite History and Life.