What is a Manslayer?
When manslaughter occurred by a blow in a sudden quarrel, by a stone or other missile thrown at random, Num 35:22-23, by the blade of an axe flying from its handle, etc., the manslayer was allowed to escape by retiring into one of the cities of refuge, on the principle that in these and other such cases the person slain had been delivered into the hands of the manslayer by the Almighty himself. MAN'TLE is the rendering of four different Hebrew words denoting -- 1. A coarse fabric in the form of a plaid used by the Arabs for making beds in their tents. Jud 4:18. 2. The garment which Samuel's mother made in imitation of the official priestly robe for her young son in the holy tent at Shiloh. 1 Sam 15:27. 3. A wrapper with sleeves used by ladies. Isa 3:22. 4. The chief garment of the prophet Elijah. 1 Kgs 19:13, 1 Kgs 19:19; 2 Kgs 2:8, 2 Kgs 2:13-14.
Bibliography Information Schaff, Philip, Dr. "Biblical Definition for 'manslayer' in Schaffs Bible Dictionary". bible-history.com - Schaff's