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Joshua 20:9--21:1

Context
20:9 These were the cities of refuge 1  appointed for all the Israelites and for resident foreigners living among them. Anyone who accidentally killed someone could escape there and not be executed by 2  the avenger of blood, at least until his case was reviewed by the assembly. 3 

Levitical Cities

21:1 The tribal leaders of the Levites went before Eleazar the priest and Joshua son of Nun and the Israelite tribal leaders

1 tn The Hebrew text reads simply “the cities.” The words “for refuge” are supplied for clarification.

2 tn Heb “and not die by the hand of.”

3 tn Heb “until he stands before the assembly.” The words “at least” are supplied for clarification.



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