When a person kills another and flees to a city of refuge, he would declare his cause before the elders of the city. If they acquitted him of murder, the avenger of the slain person has no further recourse against him, and the acquitted is to be restored to his own land and home in safety (Num. 35:25, 28; Josh. 20:4-6). Thus the jeopardy of an accused terminates upon a favorable verdict (at any level of the legal system).
- Greg L. Bahnsen, Double Jeopardy: A Case Study in the Influence of Christian Legislation, The Journal of Christian Reconstruction, Vol. II, No. 2, Winter 1975, at 44-47.