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 4:41
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4:41 Third Reading
Moses then designated three cities on the east of the Jordan, toward the rising sun,
Az yavdil Moshe shalosh arim be'ever haYarden mizrechah shamesh.
4:42 where a murderer could escape. If a person killed his neighbor without intent and without prior enmity, he would be able to escape to one of these cities and live.
Lanus shamah rotse'ach asher yirtsach et-re'ehu bivli-da'at vehu lo-sone lo mitmol shilshom venas el-achat min-he'arim ha'el vachay.



Commentary:

then
  (Ramban; cf. Ibn Ezra). Or, 'Then I designated' (Chizzkuni). Some say that Moses designated these cities after he had been told that he would not see the promised land (Devarim Rabbah 2:26; Malbim), or after he saw it from afar (Tzafenath Paaneach).

east
  Literally, 'other side.'

where a murderer...
  See Numbers 35:14.





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