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57-59 So Aaron’s descendants received the following Safe Towns[a] and the pastureland around them: Hebron, Libnah, Jattir, Eshtemoa, Hilen, Debir, Ashan, and Beth-Shemesh. 60 From the Benjamin tribe they were given the towns of Geba, Alemeth, and Anathoth and the pastureland around them. Thirteen towns were given to Aaron’s descendants.

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  1. 6.57-59 Safe Towns: These were special towns set aside where a person who had accidentally killed someone could run for protection from the victim’s relatives (see Numbers 35.9-15; Deuteronomy 19.1-13; Joshua 20.1-9).