Avenger of blood
For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you according to the riches
A form of godliness, but denying the power thereof… (2 Tim 3:5) Paul predicts that perilous times will come when “men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud blasphemers, disobedient to parents,
I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able. (1 Cor 3:2) The church in Corinth
“(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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