City With Suburbs

City With Suburbs (in the plur. עָרֵי מַגרָשַׁים, arey' migrashim', cities of pastures, 1 Chronicles 42:2), i.e. a town surrounded by open pasture-grounds or commons. The forty-eight cities which were given to the Levites were thus denominated; the extent of the suburbs appertaining to each city is accurately defined in Nu 35:1-8; Jos 21:41-42. They were evidently the surrounding districts to which the city gave the means of protection and safety. SEE SUBURB.

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