Moses also now built those ten cities which were to be of the number
of the forty-eight [for the Levites;]; three of which he allotted to those
that slew any person involuntarily, and fled to them; and he assigned the
same time for their banishment with that of the life of that high priest
under whom the slaughter and flight happened; after which death of the
high priest he permitted the slayer to return home. During the time of
his exile, the relations of him that was slain may, by this law, kill the
manslayer, if they caught him without the bounds of the city to which he
fled, though this permission was not granted to any other person. Now the
cities which were set apart for this flight were these: Bezer, at the borders
of Arabia; Ramoth, of the land of Gilead; and Golan, in the land of Bashan.
There were to be also, by Moses's command, three other cities allotted
for the habitation of these fugitives out of the cities of the Levites,
but not till after they should be in possession of the land of Canaan.