"I would think that ancient cities of refuge did have walls. They weren't there to defend wealth but the lives of refugees from those who sought avengement."
But Charles, those who would seek vengence would be looking at vengence from those who had approved of the places in the first place! Thus, in the middle ages of Europe, Temples, Cathedrals, Monastaries, etc., which were under the protection of the Pope,(pardon the pun), were also considered "places of refuge!" So, what is the difference?
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