He who avenged the blood of one who had been killed. The nearest relative of the deceased became the authorized avenger of blood. ( Numbers 35:19 ) The law of retaliation was not to extend beyond the immediate offender. ( 24:16 ; 2 Kings 14:6 ; 2 Chronicles 25:4 ; Jeremiah 31:29 Jeremiah 31:30 ; Ezekiel 18:20 )
Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Blood, Revenger of'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".