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Dan (son of Jacob)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Dan, Son of Jacob
Dan, Son of Jacob (דן‎, dn). The fifth son of Jacob. Born to Jacob’s concubine, Bilhah. The tribe of Dan is named after him.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Dan (Person)
DAN (PERSON) [Heb dān (דָּן)]. DANITE. The fifth son of Jacob and Rachel’s maid, Bilhah (Gen 30:1–6), and the brother of Naphtali, and as such the eponymous ancestor of the tribe of Dan.The various genealogies and lists which mention Dan are extremely problematic and the center of considerable debate
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Dan (Person)
Dan (Person). Fifth son of the Jewish patriarch Jacob. Dan’s mother was Bilhah, maid of Jacob’s wife Rachel (Gn 30:1–6). Dan’s descendants settled in Israel overlooking the Huleh plain, in territory actually assigned to Naphtali, Dan’s full brother (Gn 30:7, 8; 35:25; Jos 19:32–48). The two brothers
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Dan
Dan dan [Heb. dān—‘judge’]. The fifth of Jacob’s sons, the first born to him by Bilhah, Rachel’s maid; and the tribe named for him. According to the account in Gen. 30:6, his name was given him by Rachel, to whom he legally belonged, saying: “ ‘God has judged me … and given me a son’; therefore she
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Dan (Person)
DAN (Person) Fifth son of the Jewish patriarch Jacob. Dan’s mother was Bilhah, maid of Jacob’s wife Rachel (Gn 30:1–6). Dan’s descendants settled in Israel overlooking the Huleh Plain, in territory actually assigned to Naphtali, Dan’s full brother (Gn 30:7–8; 35:25; Jos 19:32–48). The two brothers are
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;
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Dan
DAN. DANITES.One of the sons of Jacob by Bilhah (Gen 30:5–6). He had an only son, Hushim (Gen 46:23) or Shuham (Num 26:42). His father Jacob’s final prophetic benediction was figurative of Dan and his descendants. “Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel. Dan shall be a serpent in
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) (PERSON)The fifth son of Jacob and his first of two with Bilhah, Rachel’s maidservant (Gen. 30:6). The close relationship between Dan and his brother Naphtali is also a matter of geographic proximity; the tribes occupied adjacent areas of the camp during the Exodus march (Num. 2:25–31)
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Dan (Person, Tribe)
[dăn] (Heb. dān “he[God] judges” (PERSON TRIBE). † The fifth son of Jacob and first son of Bilhah, the maid of jacob’s wife Rachel (Gen. 30:5–6) and brother of Naphtali (vv. 7–8; 35:25). His mother gave him this name because she interpreted his birth as both a divine judgment and a divine answer
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Dan
DAN The fifth son of Jacob, born of Bilhah, Rachel’s handmaid (Gen 30:6, 35:25, 46:23; Exod 1:4), the maternal brother of Naphtali, and the ancestor of the tribe of Dan (Gen 49:16). At the time of the Exodus, the Danites numbered 62,700 fighting men (Num 1:12, 38, 39). Dan was blessed by Moses as “a
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Dan
Dan (a judge).1. The fifth son of Jacob, and the first of Bilhah, Rachel’s maid. Gen. 30:6. (b.c. after 1753.) The origin of the name is given in the exclamation of Rachel. The records of Dan are unusually meagre. Only one son is attributed to him, Gen. 46:23; but his tribe was, with the exception of
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