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• Nave's Topical Bible
Dan
Dan-jaan
Mahaneh-dan
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Dan
Dan
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Dan, The Tribe of
Dictionaries
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Dan
Dan-jaan
Mahaneh-dan
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Dan (1)
Dan (2)
Dan-Jaan
Mahaneh Dan
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Dan
• Smith's Bible Dictionary
Dan
Encyclopedias
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Dan (1), Dan, Tribe of
Dan (2)
Dan (3)
Dan-Jaan
Mahaneh-Dan
Lexicons
Hebrew - Danjaan, Dan-jaan
Hebrew - Dan, Danite
Hebrew - Mahanehdan, Mahaneh-dan
Hebrew - Dan, Vedan
Hebrew - Dan, Danite, Danites
DAN

A judge,

1. A son of Jacob by Bilhah, Genesis 30:3 35:25. The tribe of Dan was second only to that of Judah in numbers before entering Canaan, Numbers 1:39 26:43. A portion was assigned to Dan, extending southeast from the seacoast near Joppa. It bordered on the land of the Philistines, with whom the tribe of Dan had much to do, Judges 13:1-16:31. Their territory was fertile, but small, and the natives were powerful. A part of the tribe therefore sought and conquered another home, Joshua 19:1-51 Judges 18:1-31

2. A city originally called Laish, Judges 18:29, at the northern extremity of Israel, in the tribe of Naphtali. "From Dan to Beersheba" denotes the whole extent of the land of promise, Dan being the northern city, and Beersheba the southern one. Dan was seated at the foot of Mount Hermon, four miles west of Paneas, near one source of the Jordan, on a hill now called Tell-el-Kady. Laish at one time belonged to Zidon, and received the name of Dan from a portion of that tribe who conquered and rebuilt it, Judges 18:1-31. It was an idolatrous city even then, and was afterwards the seat of one of the golden calves of Jeroboam, 1 Kings 12:28 Amos 8:14. Though once and again a very prosperous city, Judges 18:10 Ezekiel 27:19, only slight remains of it now exist.


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These dictionary topics are from American Tract Society Bible Dictionary published in 1859. Public Domain, copy freely.

Bibliography Information
Rand, W. W. "Entry for 'DAN'". "American Tract Society Bible Dictionary".
<http://classic.studylight.org/dic/ats/view.cgi?number=T575>. 1859.

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