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Dan-Jaan
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A place visited by Joab and his officials when they were taking a census during the reign of David (2 Sam 24:6).Some modern translations (e.g., ESV, NRSV), following the Septuagint, have “to Dan, and from Dan” rather than “to Dan-Jaan.” The implication is that there is no city of Dan-Jaan, and the more well-known city of Dan (mentioned in Gen 14:14) is in view. If there was such a city, it was probably in the north of Israel, somewhere between Gilead and Sidon.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Dan-Jaan
Dan-Jaan (דָּן יַ֫עַן‎, dan ya'an). A place visited by Joab and his officials when they were taking a census during the reign of David (2 Sam 24:6).Some modern translations (e.g., ESV, NRSV), following the Septuagint, have “to Dan, and from Dan” rather than “to Dan-Jaan.” The implication is that there
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Dan-jaan
Dan-jaan. Geographical landmark denoting the northern limit of David’s kingdom (2 Sm 24:6 kjv). Joab’s census-taking stopped here. Some feel that this is a copyist’s error, because no town with a similar name is known to have existed in that area. Others believe that it means “Dan in the wood,” referring
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Dan-Jaan
Dan-Jaan dan-jāʹən [Heb. dān ya‘an; Gk. Danidan kaí Oudan] (2 S. 24:6, AV); RSV “to Dan and from Dan”; NEB “Dan and Iyyon.” A place name listed in the itinerary of Joab and the commanders of the army as they carried out David’s orders to take a census of the people of Israel. It was identified by
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Dan-Jaan
DAN-JAAN Geographical landmark denoting the northern limit of David’s kingdom (2 Sm 24:6). Joab’s census taking stopped here. Some think this is a copyist’s error, because no town with a similar name is known to have existed in that area. Others believe that it means “Dan in the wood,” referring simply
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Dan-Jaan
DAN-JAAN. Joab and his companions came to Dan-jaan in compiling the census ordered by David (2 Sa. 24:6–9). Starting from *Aroer, E of the Dead Sea, they camped S of the city in the valley of the Gadites (the Arnon basin), then went N to Jazer, through Gilead and other territory to Dan-jaan and its environs,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Dan-Jaan
Dan-Jaan (Heb. dān yaʿan)Part of the route that David’s men traveled while taking a census of the people (2 Sam. 24:6 MT). This site was located in the extreme northern part of the land of Israel between Mt. Hermon and Sidon. The LXX reads “to Dan and from Dan.” Some interpreters read dān-yaʿar, “Dan
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Dan-Jaan
Dan-Jaan [dăn jāˊən] (Heb. dān ya˓an). A city in the northern part of Palestine between Gilead and Sidon (so KJV, NIV, following MT), possibly in the Transjordan along the road to Damascus; it was included on the circuit Joab followed in taking the census (2 Sam. 24:6b). On the basis of the
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Dan-jaan
Dan-ja´an (Danian, i.e., belonging to Dan). 2 Sam. 24:6. Probably the same as Dan.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Dan-Jaan
DAN-JA´AN (dan-jāʹan; 2 Sam. 24:6). The LXX and the Vulg. read “Dan in the woods.” Opinions differ as to whether this is identical with Dan or Laish, or the ancient site called Danian in the mountains above Khan en-Nakura, S of Tyre, or a place near Gilead.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Dan-Jaan
Dan-Jaanwoodland Dan, a place probably somewhere in the direction of Dan, near the sources of the Jordan (2 Sam. 24:6). The LXX. and the Vulgate read “Dan-ja’ar”, i.e., “Dan in the forest.”
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Dan Jaan
DAN JAAN [dan JAY un] — a town in northern Israel visited by Joab as he took the census of Israel and Judah, which was ordered by King David (2 Sam. 24:6). The place may have been a suburb of Dan, located between Gilead and Sidon. Some scholars believe Dan Jaan is a textual corruption of “Dan and Ijon” (“Dan
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DAN-JAAN
DAN-JAAN<dan-ja’-an> ([דָּן יַעַן‎, dan yà-an]; B, [Δὰν Εἰδὰν καὶ Οὐδάν, Daniel Eidan kai Oudan]): A place visited by Joab and his officers when taking the census (2 Samuel 24:6). It is mentioned between Gilead and Sidon. Some would identify it with Khan Danian, a ruined site North of Achzib.
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