Six Cities of Refuge
Thou shalt not murder.
The Sixth Commandment
The LORD also spake unto Joshua, saying, Speak to the children of Israel, saying,
Appoint out for you cities of refuge, whereof I spake unto you by the hand of Moses:
That the slayer that killeth any person unawares and unwittingly may flee thither:
and they shall be your refuge from the avenger of blood.
Joshua 20:1ff (Spoke 6, Cycle 1)
The six cities of refuge - ordained by God through Moses in the Book of Numbers - are appointed
in Joshua (chapters 20 & 21). This integrates with the Sixth Commandment which prohibits murder -
i.e. the destruction of Man created on the Sixth Day. These cities represent God's mercy on those
who accidentally violate His command. We have a full integration of the Number 6 with
the order of the Christian Canon (see also Joshua - The Link Book)
and Murderous Priests).
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