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{Joshua 20:7} And they appointed 6942 z8686 x853 Kedesh 6943 in Galilee 1551 in mount 2022 Naphtali, 5321 and Shechem 7927 in mount 2022 Ephraim, 669 and Kirjatharba, 7153 which x1931 [is] Hebron, 2275 in the mountain 2022 of Judah. 3063
Heb. sanctified
Kedesh, called Cadesa, or Caidesa, by Josephus, was situated in Upper Galilee, twenty miles south-east from Tyre, according to Eusebius. The cities of refuge were distributed through the land at proper distances from each other, that they might be convenient to every part of the land; and it is said they were situated on eminences, that they might be easily seen at a distance; the roads leading to them being broad, even, and always kept in good repair. Kedesh and Hebron were at the two extremities of the land, the former being in Galilee, and the latter in Judah, both in mountainous districts, and Shechem was in mount Ephraim, nearly in the centre. Bezer was east of Jordan, in the eastern part of the plain opposite Jericho; Ramoth was about the midst of the country of the two tribes and a half, being about the middle of the mountains of Gilead; and Golan, the capital of Gaulonitis, was situated in the tribe of Manasseh, in the land of Bashan. As this institution is considered as a type of Christ, some expositors observe a significancy in the names of these cities with application to Him as Our Refuge. Kedesh signifies holy, and our refuge is the holy Jesus. Shechem, a shoulder, "and the government is upon his shoulder." Hebron, fellowship, and believers are called into the fellowship of Christ Jesus our Lord. Bezer, a fortification, for he is a strong hold to all them that trust in him. Ramoth, high, or exalted, for him hath God exalted with his own right hand. Golan, joy, or exultation, for in him all the saints are justified, and shall glory. "And out of the tribeª¹ of Naphtali,ª¹ Kedeshª in Galileeª with¹ her suburbs,ª [to be]¹ a cityª of refugeª for the slayer;ª° and Hammothdorª with¹ her suburbs,ª and Kartanª with her suburbs;ª threeª cities.ª" {Jsh 21:32} + "And out of the tribeª¹ of Naphtali;ª¹ Kedeshª in Galileeª with her suburbs,ª and Hammonª with her suburbs,ª and Kirjathaimª with her suburbs.ª" {1Ch 6:76}
"For they gaveª° them¹ Shechemª with¹ her suburbsª in mountª Ephraim,ª [to be]¹ a cityª of refugeª for the slayer;ª° and Gezerª with¹ her suburbs,ª" {Jsh 21:21} + "And Jacobª cameª° to Shalem,²¹ a cityª of Shechem,ª which¹ [is] in the landª of Canaan,ª when he cameª° from Padanaram;ª¹ and pitched his tentª°¹ beforeª the city.ª ... And he boughtª°¹ a parcelª of a field,ª where¹¹ he had spreadª° his tent,ª at the handª¹ of the childrenª of Hamor,ª Shechem's²¹ father,ª for an hundredª pieces of money.ª" {Gen 33:18-19} + "And Rehoboamª went²°¹ to Shechem:ª for¹ to Shechemª were all¹ Israelª comeª° to make him king.ª°¹" {2Ch 10:1}
"And the nameª of Hebronª beforeª [was] Kirjatharba;ª [which Arba was] a greatª manª among the Anakims.ª And the landª had restª° from war.ª¹" {Jsh 14:15} + "And they gaveª° them¹ the cityª of Arbaª°² the fatherª of Anak,ª which¹ [city is] Hebron,ª in the hillª [country] of Judah,ª with¹ the suburbsª thereof round aboutª it." {Jsh 21:11} + "Thus they gaveª° to the childrenª of Aaronª the priestª¹ Hebronª with¹ her suburbs,ª [to be]¹ a cityª of refugeª for the slayer;ª° and Libnahª with¹ her suburbs,ª" {Jsh 21:13}
"Andª Maryª aroseª° inª thoseª days,ª and wentª° intoª the¹ hill countryª withª haste,ª intoª a cityª of Juda;ª" {Lke 1:39}

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