We are reading the book of Joshua for our Bible reading, and the other day I asked him to tell me all he knew about the cities of refuge. Here is what he told me.
You go there when you accidentally kill somebody. And then the people who had the brother that you accidentally killed go to the city of refuge, then they talk to the gatemen and they say "This guy is in there and he killed my brother." and the gatemen say "Whoa, whoa, whoa, this guy killed him on accident. Go back to your city whatever name it is." and the elders of the city give him a place. And when the high priest dies the person who accidentally killed someone can go home.
I just get such a kick out of that! Sometimes being a home schooling mom can be such a hoot.