*Pisqa’* 185^{1}

## 1

“If you preserve all this commandment, to perform it . . . ,

then you shall add for yourself *another three cities* to these *three*” (Dt.19:9).

On this basis you teach:

**Moses designated three cities**

**in the trans-Jordan (Nu.35:14).**

**Upon reaching the Land**

**they designated three more (Nu.35:14) **

**And in the future [after the conquest of the Land],**

**they will designate another three.**

**Three plus three—that equals six,**

**and another three (Dt.19:9)—equals nine.^{2}**

R. Nehorai says:

*Three* (Nu.35:14) [in the trans-Jordan],

plus *three* (Nu.35:14 [in the Land—that equals six].

*Another three* (Dt.19:9)—that equals nine.

Plus *three* (Dt.19:9)—equals twelve.

R. Saul says:

*Three* (Nu.35:14) plus *three* (Nu.35:14),

and *another three* (Dt.19:9)—that equals nine.

Plus *three* (Dt.19:9)—equals twelve.

“To these” (Dt.19:9)—[implies at least three more],

yielding a total of fifteen cities of refuge.