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Dan (town)
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
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
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
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
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, 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
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
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
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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