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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Naves Topical Index

Cities of:

From the avenger of blood
Exodus 21:13-14; Numbers 35:11-32; Deuteronomy 4:41-43; Deuteronomy 19:2-13; Joshua 20:1-6

List of cities of refuge
Joshua 20:7-9

Roads made to
Deuteronomy 19:3

Figurative, of Christ
Hebrews 6:18

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

REF'UGE, noun [Latin refugium, refugio; re and fugio, to flee.]

1. Shelter or protection from danger or distress.

- Rocks, dens and caves, but I in none of these find place or refuge

We have made lies our refuge Isaiah 28:15.

- We might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold on the hope set before us. Hebrews 6:18.

2. That which shelters or protects from danger, distress or calamity; a strong hold which protects by its strength, or a sanctuary which secures safety by its sacredness; any place inaccessible to an enemy.

The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats. Psalms 104:18.

The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed. Psalms 9:9.

3. An expedient to secure protection or defense.

This last old man - their latest refuge was to send to him.

4. Expedient, in general.

Light must be supplied, among graceful refuges, by terracing any story in danger of darkness.

Cities of refuge among the Israelites, certain cities appointed to secure the safety of such persons as might commit homicide without design. Of these there were three on each side of Jordan. Joshua 20:2.

REF'UGE, verb transitive To shelter; to protect.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Refuge, Cities of

Were six in number (Numbers 35). 1. On the west of Jordan were (1) Kadesh, in Naphtali; (2) Shechem, in Mount Ephraim; (3) Hebron, in Judah. 2. On the east of Jordan were, (1) Golan, in Bashan; (2) Ramoth-Gilead, in Gad; and (3) Bezer, in Reuben. (See under each of these names.)

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

REFUGEE', noun

1. One who flies to a shelter or place of safety.

2. One who, in times of persecution or political commotion, flees to a foreign country for safety; as the French refugees, who left France after the revocation of the edict of Nantz, and settled in Flanders and America; the refugees from Hispaniola, in 1792; and the American refugees, who left their country at the revolution.

Naves Topical Index
Refugee Slaves

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Refuges Cities of