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Laish (Place)
Laish
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
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.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
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
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
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
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
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
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
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).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Laish
La´ish (lion), the city which was taken by the Danites, and under its new name of Dan became famous as the northern limit of the nation. Judges 18:7, 14, 27, 29. [Dan.] It was near the sources of the Jordan. In the DAV Laish is again mentioned in the account of Sennacherib’s march on Jerusalem. Isa.
Laish
La´ish (lion), father of Phaltiel, to whom Saul had given Michal, David’s wife. 1 Sam. 25:44; 2 Sam. 3:15.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Laish
LA´ISH (lāʹish; a “lion”).1. A native of Gallim, a Benjamite, to whose son, Palti, Saul gave David’s wife Michal (1 Sam. 25:44; 2 Sam. 3:15), about 1015 b.c.2. A place in the N of Palestine (Judg. 18:7, 14), about four miles from Paneas, at the head of the Jordan. It was taken by the restless Danites
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Laish
Laisha lion. (1.) A city of the Sidonians, in the extreme north of Palestine (Judg. 18:7, 14); called also Leshem (Josh. 19:47) and Dan (Judg. 18:7, 29; Jer. 8:16). It lay near the sources of the Jordan, about 4 miles from Paneas. The restless and warlike tribe of Dan (q.v.), looking out for larger
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