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You shall measure the distances[a] and divide into three parts the area of the land that the Lord your God gives you as a possession, so that any manslayer can flee to them.

“This is the provision for (A)the manslayer, who by fleeing there may save his life. If anyone kills his neighbour unintentionally without having hated him in the past— as when someone goes into the forest with his neighbour to cut wood, and his hand swings the axe to cut down a tree, and the head slips from the handle and strikes his neighbour so that he dies—he may flee to one of these cities and live,

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  1. Deuteronomy 19:3 Hebrew road

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