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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Lida confirms his authorship of Migdal David on the title page of Ir Miklat (Dyhernfurth, 1690), which states, "[our teacher the Rav and Rabbi] David ben Aryeh Leib, author of Migdal David and Ir David that he built and planted while he was Av bet Din and Rosh Mesivta (Head of the Rabbinical Court and Yeshiva) in Mainz," and in the introduction to Ir David, homilies on the Torah, where he concludes with the supplication that he should not encounter the difficulties that befell him with "my book Migdal David," for he relied on the editors, being preoccupied with communal matters, and when he looked into it afterwards found it to be replete with nettles and omissions, beyond number.