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I I if you chapters about the failure that they had endured the conclusion of the thirty eight years of wilderness wandering the mutual love the love of God for the people and the obligations in response. In fact that's really what chapters twelve through twenty seven with the obligations of God related people and there are even though we're not under the law. There's many things that will gleaned from that as being God related people and then the alternatives that are before God related people in Chapters Twenty seven to thirty and then the final arrangements for continuity with Moses passing at the end of the books so that's a quick snapshot of the Book of course we are in chapters And Nine hundred twenty tonight so nineteen. We're GONNA talk a little bit about the cities of refuge huge. We're talking about what a goal is and we'll talk about the principle of Lex Talionis which you know as I for night so forth so so but it's interesting what's happening here. Is there anticipating settlement. They've been wandering for thirty eight years so all the arrangements that they're used to as a traveling nomadic group are starting to shift because they're going after most is going to be going into the land under Joshua and so on but they'll start settling and some changes they're going to start decentralizing. The administration of Justice as a nomadic tribe the central authority with those in the priest and so forth. They're going to have to distribute at that. So it's GonNa Change caused some changes under Moses. The Altar had become an asylum for someone who killed another person accidentally accused of manslaughter. Slaughter if you killed someone in those days the next of kin would come after you but if you were if it was an accidental death what we call manslaughter there with their provisions there was if they could make it to do that to the to the Tabernacle and the altar itself was a place that someone innocent could find asylum. Well that doesn't work if you're GONNA be spread across the land so we will. Even the slaying of animals by the way was now. Decentralized Remember Deuteronomy twelve but the law silent and had a geographical changes going on. So let's jump into Deuteronomy nineteen verse one when the Lord God has cut off the nation's whose land the Lord I got give it the and Thou succeed is dwellers in their cities and in their houses thou shalt separate three cities for the in the midst of our land which the Lord God Giveth lead to possess it now shop doc prepare the way and divide the coasts of Islay in which the Lord God giveth inherit in a three parts that every slayer may flee flee so this introducing this whole idea of the the cities of refuge the setup three already on the east of the Jordan. They're gonNA sit up three more on the west of the Jordan and these and we'll take a look at these here the you I want you to understand that when the tribes go into the land each the tribes the exception of one gets inheritance by lot. They divide the land into regions for Judas Indian Benjamin and so forth and except for the Levis. Levi's did did not inherit the land because God was their inheritance but what they did get. We're forty eight cities that were assigned to the Levi's they're actually thirteen. Gene of those were for the family of Aaron. The priest themselves nine were in Judah Foreign Benjamin the others were scattered over six but six of these forty eight cities were declared cities of refuge. And the they were to have a space of about a thousand cubits call it followed her now three yards if you will beyond the city walls for pasture and raising crops crops in such purposes in addition to the city somebody say the cities. It wasn't just the town they receive some area around the town and the sacred boundary was a square. We understand from some archaeological discoveries having the.

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