We sometimes think of cities as dangerous places. (I don’t think that’s nearly as true as some claim.) Still, the City of Refuge in ancient Israel was a notable place of safety. God has provided a refuge for us today in Christ.
A priest in the Bible is a go-between, mediator, intercessor, or a liaison – someone to stand between people and God. The Bible says we need someone like this because unholy people cannot stand before a perfectly holy God on their own merit. Jesus is the perfect Man for the job.