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And the suburbs of the cities, which you shall give to the Levites, shall reach from the wall of the city and outward a thousand cubits round about.
thousand cubits. The Septuagint reads two thousand cubits, as in the following verse; but this reading is not acknowledged by any other ancient version, except the Coptic, nor by any of the MSS. collated by Kennicott and De Rossi. Various modes have been proposed for reconciling the accounts in these two verses, which appear in general to require full as much explanation as the text itself. The explanation of Maimonides is the only one that is intelligible, and appears perfectly satisfactory. The suburbs, says he, of the cities are expressed in the law to be
3000 cubits on every side, from the wall of the city and outwards. the first
1000 cubits are the suburbs; and the
2000, which they measured without the suburbs, were for fields and vineyards. The whole therefore, of the city, suburbs, fields, and vineyards, may be represented by the following diagram:--- Fields and vineyards.
Strong's ConcordanceAnd the suburbs of the cities, which ye shall give unto the Levites, [shall reach] from the wall of the city and outward a thousand cubits round about.
Topical BibleCities Cubits Distance Extend Fifteen Hundred Lands Levites Open Outward Pasture Reach Round Sides Stretching Suburbs Thousand Town Towns Wall Walls
Numbers Chapter 35 Verse 4
Alphabetical: a around cities city cubits extend feet fifteen from give hundred lands Levites of out outward pasture pasturelands shall that The thousand to town towns wall which will you
OT Law: Numbers 35:4 The suburbs of the cities which you (Nu Num.)