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
Laishlāʹish [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
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
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
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.
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
Laish—a 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