Week beginning: 20th December, 2015
By Dominic Hughes | London
"…select some towns to be your cities of refuge, to which a person who has killed someone accidentally may flee.
But if the accused ever goes outside the limits of the city of refuge… the avenger of blood may kill the accused … The accused must stay in his city of refuge until the death of the high priest; only after the death of the high priest may he return to his own property."Extracts from Numbers 35 (NIV, 1984 edition)
Wait – you mean the law teaches us more than just the rules?
The laws governing the cities of refuge are set out in a few different passages in the Bible.
To use the language of law school – if A killed B accidentally, A could flee to a city of refugPlease sign in for access