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One of the twelve tribes of Israel. Takes its name from the fifth son of Jacob by Rachel’s maidservant, Bilhah (Gen 30:1–6).
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DAN (דָּן, dān, “judge”; Δάν, Dán): The fifth of Jacob’s sons, the first borne to him by Bilhah, the maid of Rachel, to whom, as the child of her slave, he legally belonged.