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Deuteronomy 19:12

Context
NETBible

The elders of his own city must send for him and remove him from there to deliver him over to the blood avenger 1  to die.

XREF

1Ki 2:5,6,28-34

NET © Notes

tn The גֹאֵל הַדָּם (goel haddam, “avenger of blood”) would ordinarily be a member of the victim’s family who, after due process of law, was invited to initiate the process of execution (cf. Num 35:16-28). See R. Hubbard, NIDOTTE 1:789-94.



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