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And they appointed Kedesh in Galilee in mount Naphtali, and Shechem in mount Ephraim, and Kirjatharba, which is Hebron, in the mountain of Judah.
appointed [heb] sanctified
Kedesh Jedesh, 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 seem 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 significance 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 out 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.
Joshua 21:32 And out of the tribe of Naphtali, Kedesh in Galilee with her suburbs, to be a city of refuge for the slayer...
1 Chronicles 6:76 And out of the tribe of Naphtali; Kedesh in Galilee with her suburbs, and Hammon with her suburbs, and Kirjathaim with her suburbs.
Joshua 21:21 For they gave them Shechem with her suburbs in mount Ephraim, to be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Gezer with her suburbs,
Genesis 33:18,19 And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padanaram...
2 Chronicles 10:1 And Rehoboam went to Shechem: for to Shechem were all Israel come to make him king.
Joshua 14:15 And the name of Hebron before was Kirjatharba; which Arba was a great man among the Anakims. And the land had rest from war.
Joshua 21:11,13 And they gave them the city of Arba the father of Anak, which city is Hebron, in the hill country of Judah...
Luke 1:39 And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda;
Strong's ConcordanceAnd they appointed Kedesh in Galilee in mount Naphtali, and Shechem in mount Ephraim, and Kirjatharba, which [is] Hebron, in the mountain of Judah.
Topical BibleApart Appointed Arba Ephraim E'phraim Galilee Hallowed Hebron Hill Hill-country Judah Kedesh Kiriath Kiriath-arba Kir'iath-ar'ba Kirjatharba Kirjath-arba Mount Mountain Naphtali Naph'tali Sanctify Selection Shechem
Joshua Chapter 20 Verse 7
Alphabetical: that and apart Arba country Ephraim Galilee Hebron hill in is Judah Kedesh Kiriath Kiriath-arba Naphtali of set Shechem So the they
OT History: Joshua 20:7 They set apart Kedesh in Galilee (Josh. Jos)