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Dan (city)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Ancient city in northern Israel, located at the foot of Mount Hermon. An inscription found at the site in 1993 may provide archaeological evidence of the existence of King David. Tel Dan was inhabited from the Neolithic age until about ad 500 and forgotten until the 19th century. Excavation at Dan did not begin until 1966.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Tel Dan
Dan, Tel (דָּן‎, dan; also called Laish or Leshem in Canaanite times; לַיִש‎, layish/לשׁם‎, lshm). Ancient city in northern Israel, located at the foot of Mount Hermon. An inscription found at the site in 1993 may provide archaeological evidence of the existence of King David. Tel Dan was inhabited from
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Dan (Place)
DAN (PLACE) [Heb dān (דָּן)]. Tel Dan, formerly Tell el Qadi, is identified with ancient Dan of the phrase “from Dan to Beersheba” (e.g., 1 Sam 3:20). The identification was first suggested by E. Robinson in 1838 (1841: 358) and has been universally accepted. A bilingual inscription mentioning the “god
Laish (Place)
LAISH (PLACE) [Heb layiš (לַיִשׁ)]. Var. LESHEM. A city in the extreme N of Canaan (M.R. 211294) that at least a part of the Israelite tribe of Dan (cf. Mazar 1960) attacked and conquered and made their new home (Judges 18). Josh 19:47 mentions that the name of the site before the appearance of the
Leshem (Place)
LESHEM (PLACE) [Heb lešem (לֶשֶׁם)]. Var. LAISH. A city mentioned in Josh 19:47 which the Danites captured, but which is called LAISH in Judg 18:7, 27. The LXX of Joshua reads neither Leshem nor Laish, but Lachish (Gk Lachis). This shift probably indicates an effort on the part of the translators (or
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Dan (Place)
Dan (Place). 1. Phoenician city, originally named Leshem (Jos 19:47) or Laish (Jgs 18:7), which was conquered by Dan’s tribe when it migrated northward. The city lay a day’s journey from Sidon in the valley near Beth-rehob (Jgs 18:28) at the southern base of Mt Hermon. It was the most northerly point
Laish (Place)
Laish (Place). 1. Early name for the city of Dan (Jgs 18:7, 14, 27, 29).See Dan (Place) #1.2. kjv spelling of Laishah, a Benjamite town, in Isaiah 10:30.See Laishah.
Leshem
Leshem. Alternate name for Laish, the early name for the city of Dan, in Joshua 19:47.See Dan (Place) #1.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Dan
Dan dan [Heb. dān]. A city near the southern foot of Mt. Hermon to which the Danites migrated (Jgs. 18). It was the northernmost limit of ancient Israel, as indicated in the common phrase “from Dan to Beersheba” (Jgs. 20:1; 1 S. 3:20). Its ancient name was Laish or Leshem (Jgs. 18:7, 29; Josh. 19:47).
Dan and Javan
Dan and Javan (Ezk. 27:19, AV). The AV here follows the difficult MT, weḏān weyāwān me’ûzzāl, “Dan also and Javan going to and fro.” The RSV translation “and wine from Uzal” is the result of the following reconstruction: (1) omission of the first word with LXX B; (2) following the LXX in
Laish
Laish lāʹish [Heb. layiš]. A city in the upper Jordan Valley, later called Dan (Jgs. 18:27, 29). It is called Leshem in Josh. 19:47. Dan was situated near one of the copious springs at the base of Mt. Hermon that becomes Nahr el-Leddan, a tributary of the Jordan River.For this name in the AV and
Leshem
Leshem lēʹshəm [Heb. lešem] (Josh. 19:47). A city in the upper Jordan Valley, also called Laish (Jgs. 18:7, 27, 29). It was captured by the Danites and named Dan. The suggestion has been made (BDB, p. 546) that the name was originally *layšum, which developed the variants lešem (retaining the final
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Dan (Place)
DAN (Place)1. Phoenician city, originally named Leshem (Jos 19:47) or Laish (Jgs 18:7), which was conquered by Dan’s tribe when it migrated northward. The city lay a day’s journey from Sidon in the valley near Beth-rehob (v 28) at the southern base of Mt Hermon. It was the most northerly point of the
Laish (Place)
LAISH (Place)1. Early name for the city of Dan (Jgs 18:7, 14, 27–29). See Dan (Place) #1.2. kjv spelling of Laishah, a Benjamite town, in Isaiah 10:30. See Laishah.
Leshem
LESHEM* Alternate name for Laish, the early name for the city of Dan, in Joshua 19:47 (nlt mg). See Dan (Place) #1.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Dan
Dan.1 One of the twelve sons of Jacob, by Bilhah, the slave of Rachel (Gen. 30:1–6); he is the ancestor of the tribe of Dan (see 2).2 One of the twelve tribes of Israel assigned a small piece of land west of Benjamin; when the Danites were crowded out, however, they migrated north (Josh. 19:40–48;
Laish
Laish (lay´ish; Heb., “lion”).1 The father of Palti(el), to whom Saul gave his daughter Michal, although she was already married to David (1 Sam. 25:44), and for whose return David bargained (2 Sam. 3:12–16).2 A Canaanite city, modern Tell el-Qadi, which was subsequently occupied by Israelites and
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Dan, City of
The site of ancient Dan. JRDAN, CITY OF. A town near the sources of the Jordan River, commonly identified with Tell el-Qadi because the Arabic name means “mound of the judge,” which corresponds with Dan, “judge” (see AASOR, VI 16). Proverbially, it was the northernmost point in Israel, as exemplified
Leshem
LESHEM. The city (also called Laish, q.v.) taken by the Danites and renamed after Dan, their ancestor (Josh 19:47). Situated in the Huleh Basin on the SW side of Mount Hermon along one of the tributaries in the headwaters of the Jordan River, it was on the E border of the tribal settlement of Naphtali.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Dan
DAN. 1. The ancestor of the tribe of Dan named after the son of Jacob, born to him by Rachel’s servant Bilhah (Gn. 30:1–6).2. The tribe of Dan first settled SW of Ephraim and W of Judah (Gn. 14:14; Jos. 19:40–48). Though pressed by Philistines and Amorites during the period of the Judges (Jdg. 1:34;
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Dan
Dan (Heb. dān) (PLACE)A city in northern Galilee, in the Huleh Valley at the southwestern foot of Mt. Hermon. One of the springs which serves as a source of the Jordan River issues from under Tel Dan/Tell el-Qâḍi (2112.2949), the site of the ancient city. A major north-south road, connecting the
Laish (Place)
Laish (Heb. layiš) (PLACE) (also LESHEM)A Canaanite city in northern Palestine, captured by the Danites and renamed Dan (Judg. 18:7, 27, 29). At Josh. 19:47 it is called Leshem. The site has been identified as Tel Dan/Tell el-Qâḍi (2112.2949), 17 km. (10.5 mi.) N of the ancient Lake Huleh at the
Leshem
Leshem (Heb. lešem)The alternate form of Laish, the ancient name of Dan (Josh. 19:47).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Leshem
Leshem [lēˊshəm] (Heb. lešem). The alternate form of Laish 1, the ancient name of Dan (place) 1 (Josh. 19:47).
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Dan (Tell); Danites
DAN (TELL); DANITES Formerly known as Tell el-Qadi, the mound of the Judge, Tel Dan, source of one of the main tributaries of the Jordan, is situated at the foot of Mount Hermon in Upper Galilee. The mound is about 50 acres in area and rises to a height of some 65 feet. It is rectangular, sloping gently
Laish
LAISH The ancient name of Dan, before its conquest by the Danites (Judg. 18:29). It is mentioned as rws in the Execration Texts and in the lists of Tuthmosis III.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Laish
LAISH A city in northern Canaan, also called Leshem, that was captured by the Danites and renamed Dan in honor of the tribe (Josh 19:47–48; Judg 18:1–29).
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