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Blood Revenger of

Blood, Revenger of. He who avenged the blood of one who had been killed. The nearest relative of the deceased became the authorized avenger of blood. Num. 35:19. The law of retaliation was not to extend beyond the immediate offender. Deut. 24:16; 2 Kings 14:6; 2 Chron. 25:4; Jer. 31:29, 30; Ezek. 18:20.