Avenger of blood
The life and ministry of Jesus were characterized by compassion. The biblical record of His miracles occasionally mentions that fact, and one might say His incarnation occurred because of His compassion. A disciple of Christ
We live in an age when candidates are chosen to lead a nation according to how they look on television rather than on their ideas. This shows that what God said to Samuel still holds
The very reason missionaries and others are needed to share the gospel of Christ is, in essence, the same reason God gave Israel a king, That reason is people’s rejection of God. That attitude is
“(Heb. goel, from verb gaal, “to be near of kin,” “to redeem”),” the nearest relative of a murdered person. It was his right and “duty to slay the murderer (2 Sam. 14:7, 11) if he found him” outside of a city of refuge. In order that this law might be “guarded against abuse, Moses appointed six cities of refuge (Ex.” “21:13; Num. 35:13; Deut. 19:1, 9). These were in different parts” “of the country, and every facility was afforded the manslayer” that he might flee to the city that lay nearest him for safety. Into the city of refuge the avenger durst not follow him. This arrangement applied only to cases where the death was not premeditated. The case had to be investigated by the authorities “of the city, and the wilful murderer was on no account to be” “spared. He was regarded as an impure and polluted person, and” was delivered up to the goel (Deut. 19:11-13). If the offence “was merely manslaughter, then the fugitive must remain within” the city till the death of the high priest (Num. 35:25).
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