What does Dan mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
דָ֔ן the 5th son of Jacob 9
דָ֖ן the 5th son of Jacob 8
דָּ֔ן the 5th son of Jacob 6
דָּ֖ן the 5th son of Jacob 5
דָּֽן the 5th son of Jacob 4
דָּ֥ן the 5th son of Jacob 4
דָֽן the 5th son of Jacob 4
מִדָּ֖ן the 5th son of Jacob 3
מִדָּן֙ the 5th son of Jacob 3
דָ֑ן the 5th son of Jacob 3
דָן֙ the 5th son of Jacob 2
לְדָ֕ן the 5th son of Jacob 2
בְּדָֽן the 5th son of Jacob 2
דָּ֗ן the 5th son of Jacob 2
דָּ֣ן the 5th son of Jacob 1
יַּ֔עַן a place in Palestine 1
לְמִדָּן֙ the 5th son of Jacob 1
וְדָ֕ן the 5th son of Jacob 1
דָ֛ן the 5th son of Jacob 1
דָ֣ן ׀ the 5th son of Jacob 1
דָּ֚ן the 5th son of Jacob 1
דָ֞ן the 5th son of Jacob 1
מִדָּ֤ן the 5th son of Jacob 1
מִדָּ֑ן the 5th son of Jacob 1
: דָ֖ן the 5th son of Jacob 1
וְדָ֤ן the 5th son of Jacob 1
דָּ֑ן the 5th son of Jacob 1
וּלְדָ֣ן the 5th son of Jacob 1
דָ֗ן campsite of the tribe of Dan; place behind Kirjath-jearim and between Zorah and Eshtaol. 1

Definitions Related to Dan

H1835


   1 the 5th son of Jacob, the 1st of Bilhah, Rachel’s handmaid.
   2 the tribe descended from Dan, the son of Jacob.
   3 a city in Dan, the most northern landmark of Palestine.
   Additional Information: Dan = “a judge”.
   

H1842


   1 a place in Palestine, site unknown and existence perhaps doubtful.
   Additional Information: Dan-jaan = “purposeful judgment”.
   

H4265


   1 campsite of the tribe of Dan; place behind Kirjath-jearim and between Zorah and Eshtaol.
   Additional Information: Mahaneh-Dan = “camp of Dan”.
   

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Frequency of Dan (English)

Dictionary

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Mahaneh-Dan
Judges 18:12 = "camp of Dan" 13:25 (RSV, "Mahaneh-dan"), a place behind (i.e., west of) Kirjath-jearim, where the six hundred Danites from Zorah and Eshtaol encamped on their way to capture the city of Laish, which they rebuilt and called "Dan, after the name of their father" (18:11-31). The Palestine Explorers point to a ruin called 'Erma, situated about 3 miles from the great corn valley on the east of Samson's home.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Dan Title
"Dom" is the title of the religious of the Benedictine and Cistercian orders; an abbreviation of "Dominus," originally applied to the popes, later to bishops, and finally to monks. "Don" is used in Italy for all clerks except Mendicant Friars and Regular Clerks. The form "Dan" was employed in medieval English, and "Monsieur" has always been used in France.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Dan-Jaan
(dan-jay' uhn) Place name of uncertain meaning in 2 Samuel 24:6 . Many Bible students think the scribes have not preserved the correct Hebrew text at this point and read only “Dan” (NRSV) or “Dan and Ijon” (NEB). If the present Hebrew text is correct, the location of the town is not known except that it is apparently in the territory of the tribe of Dan.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Dan
(dan) Personal name meaning, “Judges 1:1 . First son born to Jacob by Rachel's maid Bilhah (Genesis 30:6 ). He was the original ancestor of the tribe of Dan. When the Israelites entered Canaan, the tribe of Dan received land on the western coast. They could not fully gain control of the territory, especially after the Philistines settled in the area. The last chapters of Judges show Samson of the tribe of Dan fighting the Philistines. Eventually, Dan migrated to the north and was able to take a city called Laish. They renamed the city Dan and settled in the area around it. Dan was always a small tribe, and it never exercised significant influence in Israel. The most prominent Danites mentioned in the Bible are Oholiab and Samson. See Tribes of Israel; Patriarchs.
2. The biblical city of Dan is often mentioned in the description of the land of Israel, namely “from Dan even to Beersheba” (Judges 20:1 ). It has been identified with modern tell el-Qadi (or tell Dan). The tel, which covers about 50 acres, is situated at the northern end of the richly fertile Huleh Plain at the base of Mt. Hermon. The abundant springs of the site provide one of the three main sources of the Jordan River.
The city was formerly named Laish (Judges 18:7 or Leshem in Joshua 19:47 ) when occupied by the Canaanites. This city is mentioned in the Egyptian execration texts and Mari tablets from the eighteenth century B.C. Later Thutmose III listed Laish among the cities conquered in his 1468 B.C. campaign. The name Dan was applied to the city conquered by the Israelite tribe in its northern migration (Judges 18:1 ).
Excavation of tell Dan has been led by A. Biran of Hebrew University in Jerusalem since 1966. Laish was founded at the end of the Early Bronze II Age (about 2700 B.C.) near the springs and flourished until about 2300 B.C. Significant pottery remains of this era were uncovered along with remains of floors and walls. The city probably remained unoccupied until the Middle Bronze II period (about 2000 B.C.), when a large, well-fortified city was constructed. A massive earthen rampart similar to that of Hazor was built for defensive purposes, and set into the rampart (about 1750 B.C.) was a well-preserved, mudbrick “triple-arched gate.” The fifteen meter square gate system stood twelve meters above the surrounding plain and contained the earliest arched entryways known in the world. The gate was blocked and covered within a century for reasons unknown. The earthen ramparts continued to be the primary defense fortification through several wars and conquests until the Israelite period. Other significant finds from the period include jar burials, tombs, and pottery.
The Late Bronze Age is represented by a richly-supplied tomb containing Mycenaean and Cypriote imported wares; ivory inlaid cosmetic boxes; gold, silver, and bronze objects; and forty-five skeletons of men, women, and children.
Iron Age Laish was rebuilt by local inhabitants in the late thirteenth century B.C. but destroyed about 1100 B.C. by the migrating tribe of Dan. Scripture describes the conquest of the city as if the local people were unsuspecting of the coming invasion. Danites utilized the earlier rampart for defense and built their homes on the ruins of the previous city. The first Danite city, which contained some Philistine pottery remnants, was destroyed a century after its founding. The city was soon rebuilt and became a prominent Israelite city of the Iron Age.
Following the establishment of the Israelite kingdom under David and Solomon, Jeroboam led the Northern tribes in revolt against Rehoboam (about 925 B.C.). As an alternative to worship in Jerusalem, Dan and Bethel were fortified as border fortress/sanctuaries (1 Kings 12:29 ) with temples containing golden calf representations of Yahweh. This may have represented a combination of Baal worship with worship of Yahweh. The extent to which the Baal cult influenced Northern Israel is seen in the reign of Jehu, who did not destroy the altars at Dan and Bethel, despite eradicating the Baal priests from the land (2 Kings 10:32 ). Excavations at Dan have uncovered the “high place” of Jeroboam along with a small horned altar, the city gate (with royal throne) and walls (12 feet thick), hundreds of pottery vessels, buildings, and inscribed objects. This city was soon taken by Ben-hadad of Aram and then recaptured by Jeroboam II in the eighth century B.C. (2 Kings 14:25 ). The Israelite city of Dan fell to the Assyrians under Tiglath-pileser III (Pul of Old Testament) about 743 B.C. (2 Kings 15:29 ). He annexed the city into an Assyrian district. Many Danites were deported to Assyria, Babylon, and Media following the fall of Samaria in 722 or 721 B.C. (2 Kings 17:6 ) to Sargon II. Foreigners were brought in from Babylon, Aram, and other lands to settle Israel's territory. The writer of Kings ascribed the fall of the kingdom to the worship of gods other than Yahweh (2 Kings 17:7-20 ), and Dan was one of the key centers of this idolatry.
As Josiah came to the throne of Judah in 639 B.C., Assyria was on the decline. Josiah incorporated the former Northern Kingdom territories into a united country, restoring the classical borders of Israel to “from Dan to Beersheba.” An upper gate to the city was built during this period, and the inscription found at this level, “belonging to Ba'alpelet,” demonstrates that Baal worship continued to influence this area after the Assyrian destruction. The partially rebuilt city survived until the onslaught of the Babylonian army of Nebuchadnezzar (about 589 B.C.; compare Jeremiah 4:14-18 ).
Dan again was occupied in the Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine periods. In the area of the high place, statues and figurines of Greco-Roman and Egyptian gods such as Osiris, Bes, and Aphrodite have been excavated. The Greek and Aramaic inscription, “To the god who is in Dan, Zoilos made a vow,” further evidences the religious significance of the city.
Dennis Cole
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Dan Name
(Hebrew: to rule or judge)
(1) Son of Jacob and Bala (Genesis 30), ancestor of the tribe of the same name.
(2) One of the twelve tribes of Israel; its territory lay southwest of Ephraim. Because it was so restricted the tribe moved to Lais, a city in Palestine on the slope of Mount Hermon, which they destroyed and rebuilt and called Dan (Judges 18).
(3) The Death and the Ploughman city mentioned above, Death and the Married near the modern Banias. The expression "Dan to Bersabee" was used to designate the whole extent of Palestine.
Chabad Knowledge Base - Dan
Son of Jacob and Bilhah, fifth of the Twelve Tribes.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Mahaneh Dan
("camp of Dan"), named so from the 600 Danites' last encampment here before setting out for Laish (Judges 18:11-12). They stayed here some time (as the naming implies) assembling and preparing for their expedition. Between Zorah and Eshtaol, the scene of Samson's first movements by the Spirit of God, while residing with his parents (Judges 13:25; Judges 16:31). Mahaneh Dan was situated "behind," i.e. W. of Kirjath Jearim (now Kuriet el Enab) in Judah's territory. Some identify Eshtaol with Kustul and Mahaneh Dan with Beit Mahanem (Williams, Holy City, Judges 1:12, note).
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Dan (1)
("judge".) Jacob's fourth son, Bilhah's (maid of Rachel) first (Genesis 30:6), own brother to Naphtali. The female corresponding name is Dinah ("judgment".) Rachel's exclamation originated the name, "God hath judged me," i.e. vindicated my cause by giving me a son. Jacob on his deathbed said, "Dan shall judge his people as one of the tribes of Israel" (Genesis 49:16), i.e., having the full tribal standing as much as Leah's descendants. (See CONCUBINE.) The judgeship of Samson may also be a fulfillment of Jacob's words (Judges 15:20). Hushim (the plural implying a family) or Shuham alone is mentioned as Dan's son (Genesis 46:23); but at the Exodus the tribe stood second of Israel in numbers (Numbers 1:39), Numbers 1:62,700; 64,400 at the close of the wilderness sojourn (Numbers 26:43).
It occupied the N. side of the tabernacle, the hindmost in the march (Numbers 2:25; Numbers 2:31; Numbers 10:25), with Asher and Naphtali. Of Dan was Aholiab, associated with Bezaleel, in the construction of the tabernacle (Exodus 31:6, etc.). Its allotment was on the coast W. of Judah and Benjamin, S. of Ephraim, N. of Simeon; small, but most choice, extending from Joppa on the N. to Ekron on the S., 14 miles long, part of the shephelah (or vale sweeping along the whole coast, the N. part of which is Sharon). The powerful Philistines near them drove them partly toward the mountainous region bordering on Judah, so as to encroach on Judah's towns, Zorah and Eshtaol and Ir-shemesh or Beth-shemesh; compare Joshua 15:33 with Joshua 19:41. The Amorites previously "would not suffer them to come down into the valley" (Judges 1:34).
Hence, Samson resides at Mahaneh-Dan (the camp of Dan) in the hills, between Zorah and Eshtaol, behind Kirjath Jearim, and thence "comes down" to the vineyards of Timnath and the valley of Sorek. There too was his final resting place (Judges 13:25; Judges 14:1; Judges 14:5; Judges 14:19; Judges 16:4; Judges 16:31; Judges 18:12). The Phoenician king Esmunazar made this rich plain his prize long after, as an inscription records if rightly deciphered. In Joshua 19:47," the coast of Dan went out (too little)' for them," rather "went out from them" (Hebrew meehem ), i.e. to a distance from their original allotment, namely, to Leshem or Laish, (which 600 of their warriors armed went forth from Zorah and Eshtaol to seize on, in the far N.) and named Dan after their father, at the W. source of the Jordan River, four miles W. of Paneas.
Thrice stress is laid on the 600 being "appointed with weapons of war" (Judges 18:11; Judges 18:16-17), for the Philistines deprived all Israelites they could of arms, so that we find Samson using a donkey's jawbone as his only weapon (1 Samuel 13:19-21). Hence, as being so occupied with the Philistine warfare, Danites were not among Barak's and Deborah's helpers against Sisera (Judges 4; Judges 5:17, where allusion occurs to Dan's possession of the only Israelite port, "Why did Dan remain in ships?".) The N. Danites of Laish (named by them Dan) carried with them Micah the Ephraimite's Levitical family priest (Judges 17; 18) and graven image, which they worshipped" until the day of the captivity of the land" (Judges 18:30-31), i.e. until the Israelite reverse whereby the Philistines carried away the ark; what aggravated their idolatry was it was at the very time "that the house of God was in Shiloh," within their reach.
This probably suggested the city Dan to Jeroboam as one of the two seats of the golden calf worship (1 Kings 12:29). Dan's genealogy is not given in 1 Chronicles 2-12. Its unsettled state audits connection with the far N. Dan, the headquarters of idolatry, may have caused the loss of the genealogy. Dan is omitted among the sealed in Revelation 7 as having been the first to lapse into idolatry, for which cause Ephraim also is omitted (Judges 17; Hosea 4:17) and Joseph substituted. Arethas of the 10th century suggests that Dan's omission is because Antichrist is to be from him, or else to be his tool (compare Genesis 49:17; Jeremiah 8:16; Amos 8:14), as there was a Judas among the twelve.
Jacob's prophecy, "Dan shall be a serpent in the way, ... that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward," alludes primarily to Dan's local position in front of the royal Judah; so ready to meet the horse, forbidden in Israelite warfare, with the watchword "I have waited for Thy salvation," and to fall unawares on the advancing enemy by the way Dan's mode of warfare is illustrated in its attack on the men of Laish," careless, quiet, and secure," as also in their great judge Samson's mode of attack, watching for an opportunity and striking an unlooked for, stealthy, sudden blow. Mainly perhaps, by the Spirit, he has in view the old serpent which was to "bruise the heel" of the promised Savior (Genesis 3:15), but ultimately to have its head bruised by Him; therefore he adds the desire of all believers, "I have waited for Thy salvation," which abrupt exclamation is thus clearly accounted for.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Dan-Jaan
2 Samuel 24:6. Visited by Joab in taking the census for David; lying on the route between Gilead and Zidon. Septuagint and Vulgate read "Dan in the wood" (Dan-jaar), corresponding to the country about Tel-el-Kady. Baal-jaan, a Phoenician god's name, is found upon coins. The Dan forming the northern bound of Israel at the sources of the Jordan is probably meant.
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Dan
A judge.
The fifth son of Jacob. His mother was Bilhah, Rachel's maid (Genesis 30:6 , "God hath judged me", Heb. dananni). The blessing pronounced on him by his father was, "Dan shall judge his people" (49:16), probably in allusion to the judgeship of Samson, who was of the tribe of Dan. The tribe of Dan had their place in the march through the wilderness on the north side of the tabernacle (Numbers 2:25,31 ; 10:25 ). It was the last of the tribes to receive a portion in the Land of Promise. Its position and extent are described in Joshua 19:40-48 .
The territory of Dan extended from the west of that of Ephraim and Benjamin to the sea. It was a small territory, but was very fertile. It included in it, among others, the cities of Lydda, Ekron, and Joppa, which formed its northern boundary. But this district was too limited. "Squeezed into the narrow strip between the mountains and the sea, its energies were great beyond its numbers." Being pressed by the Amorites and the Philistines, whom they were unable to conquer, they longed for a wider space. They accordingly sent out five spies from two of their towns, who went north to the sources of the Jordan, and brought back a favourable report regarding that region. "Arise," they said, "be not slothful to go, and to possess the land," for it is "a place where there is no want of any thing that is in the earth" (Judges 18:10 ). On receiving this report, 600 Danites girded on their weapons of war, and taking with them their wives and their children, marched to the foot of Hermon, and fought against Leshem, and took it from the Sidonians, and dwelt therein, and changed the name of the conquered town to Dan (Joshua 19:47 ). This new city of Dan became to them a new home, and was wont to be spoken of as the northern limit of Palestine, the length of which came to be denoted by the expression "from Dan to Beersheba", i.e., about 144 miles.
"But like Lot under a similar temptation, they seem to have succumbed to the evil influences around them, and to have sunk down into a condition of semi-heathenism from which they never emerged. The mounds of ruins which mark the site of the city show that it covered a considerable extent of ground. But there remains no record of any noble deed wrought by the degenerate tribe. Their name disappears from the roll-book of the natural and the spiritual Israel.", Manning's Those Holy Fields.
This old border city was originally called Laish. Its modern name is Tell el-Kady, "Hill of the Judge." It stands about four miles below Caesarea Philippi, in the midst of a region of surpassing richness and beauty.
This name occurs in Ezekiel 27:19 , Authorize Version; but the words there, "Dan also," should be simply, as in the Revised Version, "Vedan," an Arabian city, from which various kinds of merchandise were brought to Tyre. Some suppose it to have been the city of Aden in Arabia. (See MAHANEH-DAN.)
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Dan (2)
The city at the northern bound of Israel, as Beersheba was the southern, so that" from Dan even to Beersheba" (Judges 20:1, etc., and bitterly, 1 Chronicles 21:2, "from Beersheba even to Dan") expresses the whole country. Originally Leshem or Laish, see above. "Far from Zidon, in the valley that lieth by Beth Rebob," but belonging to Zidon, as their living "after the manner of the Zidonians" implies; they were too far off for Zidon to help them when attacked by the Danites (Judges 18:7; Judges 18:28). Already in Abraham's time, the spot was called by him Dan, the scene of God's "judgment" on Chedorlaomer and the invaders (Genesis 14:14; compare Isaiah 41:1-3).
But its ordinary name was even then Lasha or Laish, the north-eastern bound of Canaan, as Sodom was the southwestern bound (Genesis 10:19). This too would be an additional reason for the Danites naming their city close by Abraham's camping ground, Daniel The repetition thrice of "the city" (Judges 18:28-29) marks that there was already another application of the name "Dan," namely, to Abraham's camping ground (compare Deuteronomy 34:1). Le Clerc suggests that the fountain was called Dan, "judge," as Ainmishpat means "the fount of justice." The city was smitten by Benhadad (1 Kings 15:20, the last place of mentioning it).
Now Tel-el-Kady (the Arabic equivalent to Dan), "the judge's mound," whose long level top is strewed with ruins, probably those of Daniel From its foot gushes out one of the largest fountains in the world, the main source of the Jordan, called el Led-dan, a corruption of Dan, and the stream from it Nahr ed Dahn; all these names confirming Le Clerc's view. The land is truly "a large land, where there is no want of anything that is on the earth" (Judges 18:10). In 1 Kings 7:13-14, Hiram the worker in brass is said to be of Naphtali; but in 2 Chronicles 2:13-14, he is called "son of a woman of Dan." As the "outgoings" of Naphtali were at Jordan, the city Dan probably was in the tribe of Naphtali.
So she dwelt in Naphtali, but was by birth of the Danite colony there. An undesigned mark of truth. The seeming discrepancy, thus cleared, powerfully disproves the possibility of collusion, and shows the witness of Kings and of Chronicles to be mutually independent and true. A place in S. Arabia from whence the Phoenicians obtained wrought iron, cassia, and calamus (Ezekiel 27:19). "Dan also." Since none of the other places begin with "also" (Hebrew w¦-), Fairbairn translates it as Vedan, the modern Aden, near the straits of Babelmandeb. Ptolemy mentions a Dara. But probably, as Judah is mentioned in Ezekiel 27:17, so Dan in Ezekiel 27:19 represents northern Israel. Sailors from ports of Dan, with descendants of Javan, traded in the fairs of Tyre, "going to and fro."
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Dan-Jaan
Woodland Dan, a place probably somewhere in the direction of Dan, near the sources of the Jordan (2 Samuel 24:6 ). The LXX. and the Vulgate read "Dan-ja'ar", i.e., "Dan in the forest."
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Mahaneh-Dan
MAHANEH-DAN ( Judges 13:25 ; Judges 18:12 ). The locality of this spot is given in these two passages as ‘behind Kiriath-jearim,’ and as ‘between Zorah and Eshtaol.’ In the former passage we are told that ‘the Spirit of Jehovah began to move Samson in the camp of Dan between Zorah and Eshtaol’; in the latter passage the derivation of the name is given as the place where the last encampment of the band of 600 Danite warriors took place, before they set out on their expedition to Laish. The exact position of the spot has not been identified, as the site of Eshtaol (wh. see) is not known with certainty.
T. A. Moxon.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Mahaneh-Dan
(muh' huh neh-dan) Hebrew term meaning “camp of Dan.” During the period of the judges the tribe of Dan lacked a permanent inheritance in the Promised Land (Judges 18:1 ) and continued to live according to the earlier semi-nomadic pattern. Thus it is not surprising that two places are designated “camp of Dan”: 1. a site between Zorah and Eshtaol where the Lord's Spirit first stirred Samson (Judges 13:25 ). 2 . A site west of Kiriath-jearim where the Danites camped on the way to the hill country of Ephraim (Judges 18:12 ).
Webster's Dictionary - Dan
(1):
(n.) A title of honor equivalent to master, or sir.
(2):
(n.) A small truck or sledge used in coal mines.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Dan
DAN . According to the popular tradition, Dan was the fifth son of Jacob, and full brother of Naphtali, by Bilhah, Rachel’s handmaid ( Genesis 30:6 ; Genesis 30:8 ). Rachel, who had no children, exclaimed ‘dananni ’ (‘God hath judged me’), and, therefore, he was called Dan . As in the case of so many names, this is clearly a ‘popular etymology.’ It is probable that Dan was an appellative, or titular attribute, of some deity whose name has not come down to us in connexion with it, or it may even be the name of a god as Gad was (cf. the Assyr. [1] proper names Ashur-dân [2], Aku-dâna [3] of the period of Hammurabi). Its feminine counterpart is Dinah (Jacob’s daughter by Leah), which as the name of the half-sister of Dan is probably reminiscent of some related clan that early lost its identity.
Of this eponymous ancestor of the tribe tradition has preserved no details, but some of the most interesting stories of the Book of Judges tell of the exploits of the Danite Samson, who, single-handed, wrought discomfiture in the ranks of the Philistines. These are heroic rather than historical tales, yet suggestive of the conditions that prevailed when the tribes were establishing themselves.
P [4] makes Dan a large tribe. With his characteristic love of large numbers he gives the fighting strength of Dan in the Wilderness census as 62,700, more than that of any other except Judah (Numbers 1:33 ; cf. Numbers 26:43 , Moab census). All the other data point in the opposite direction. J [5] ( Judges 18:11 ) speaks of it as a ‘family’; elsewhere Dan is said to have had only one son, Hushim or Shuham ( Genesis 46:23 , Numbers 26:42 ). The tribe at first occupied the hill-country in the S.W. of Ephraim, and thence attempted to spread out into the valleys of Aijalon and Sorek. That it ever reached the sea, either here or in its later northern home, is unlikely, notwithstanding the usual interpretation of Judges 5:17 , a passage which yields no wholly satisfactory meaning. (But see Moore, Judges, ad loc .). In this region the Danites were severely pressed by the ‘Amorites’ = (Canaanites). The major portion were compelled to emigrate northward, where they found at the foot of Mt. Hermon an isolated city, Laish or Leshem, situated in a fertile tract of country ( Joshua 19:47 , Judges 18:1-31 ). This city with its unsuspecting inhabitants the Danites ruthlessly destroyed. A new city was built, to which they gave the name of Dan. In this colony there were only 600 armed men with their families. On their way thither they induced the domestic priest of an Ephraimite, Micah, to accompany them with his sacred paraphernalia, an ephod, a graven and a molten image, and the teraphim . These were duly installed in a permanent sanctuary, in which the descendants of Moses are said to have ministered until the Captivity ( Judges 18:30 ). That the remnant of the family left in the South was either destroyed by its enemies, or, more likely, absorbed by the neighbouring tribes, is made probable by Judges 1:35 , which ascribes the victory over their enemies to the ‘house of Joseph.’ Genesis 49:17 says ‘Dan shall be a serpent in the way, an adder in the path’; and Deuteronomy 33:22 , ‘Dan is a lion’s whelp,’ etc. These characterizations are more applicable to a small tribe of guerilla fighters, versed in cunning strategy, wont to strike a quick blow from ambush at a passing troop, than they are to the more sustained measures of warfare of a large and powerful body. See also Tribes.
James A. Craig.
DAN . A city in northern Palestine, once called Laish ( Judges 18:29 ) or Leshem ( Joshua 19:47 ), though the ancient record of the battle of four kings against five gives the later name ( Genesis 14:14 ). It was a city remote from assistance, and therefore fell an easy prey to a band of marauding Danites, searching for a dwelling-place. It was in the north boundary of Palestine. The story of the Danites stealing the shrine of Micah is told to account for its sanctity, which Jeroboam I. recognized by setting up here one of his calf-shrines ( 1 Kings 12:29 ). It was perhaps the same as Dan-jaan , one of the borders of Joab’s census district ( 2 Samuel 24:6 ). It was captured by Ben-hadad ( 1 Kings 15:20 ). It is identified with Tell el-Kadi on account of the similarity of meaning of the names (Arabic kadi = Hebrew dan = ‘judge’) a very dangerous ground for such speculations. The site, however, would suit the geographical context of the narratives.
R. A. S. Macalister.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Dan-Jaan
DAN-JAAN . Joab and his officers in taking the census came ‘to Dan-jaan and round about to Zidon’ ( 2 Samuel 24:6 ). No such place is mentioned anywhere else in OT, and it is generally assumed that the text is corrupt. It has indeed been proposed to locate Dan-jaan at a ruin N. of Achzib which is said to bear the name Khan Dâniân ; but this identification, although accepted by Conder, has not made headway. The reference is more probably to the city of Dan which appears so frequently as the northern limit of the kingdom.
King James Dictionary - Dan
DAN, n. A title of honor equivalent to master used by Shakspeare, Prior, &c., but now obsolete.
Hitchcock's Bible Names - Dan
Judgment; he that judges
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Dan
The fifth son of Jacob, and by Bilhah, the handmaid of Rachel. (Genesis 30:4-6) I notice this man more with a view to make an observation on his father's prophecy concerning his tribe, than from any thing particularly to be recorded relative to Dan himself. Jacob, when dying, prophesied concerning Dan in these remarkable words: (Genesis 49:16-17) "Dan shall judge his people as one of the tribes of Israel. Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse's heels, so that his rider shall fall backward." This prophecy was accomplished in the person of Samson, who descended from Dan. It is worthy farther remark, that though in the first instance of Dan there were no very promising prospects of a numerous race, Dan himself having but one son, (Genesis 46:23) yet, at the children of Israel's leaving Egypt, the tribe of Dan amounted to "threescore and two thousand, seven hundred men," all that were able to go forth to war. (Numbers 1:38)
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Dan
Fifth son of Jacob, and first of Bilhah, Rachel's maid. Genesis 30:6 , etc. Little is recorded of him personally: only one son is mentioned in Genesis 46:23 . The tribe of Dan was, however, numerous: at the Exodus there were 62,700 fighting men, exceeding all the tribes except Judah; and at the second numbering they had increased to 64,400. Numbers 1:39 ; Numbers 26:42,43 . Yet when in the land the Amorites forced the children of Dan into the mountains: for they would not suffer them to come down to the valley. Judges 1:34 . This showed great want of faith in the DANITES (as they are called in Judges 13:2 ; Judges 18:1,11 ; 1 Chronicles 12:35 ); and Deborah in her song said, 'Why did Dan remain in ships,' when the Lord's enemies were being destroyed?
Their portion fell on the sea-coast between those of Manasseh and Judah. It was small in comparison with their numbers, which occasioned some going north and building the city of Dan, q.v. Dan was not conspicuous among the tribes, but Aholiab, who helped Bezaleel in the work of the tabernacle, was of the tribe, Exodus 31:6 ; and Samson also.
When Jacob blessed his sons he said, "Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel. Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward." Genesis 49:16,17 . This tribe was guilty of setting up very early in the land the idolatry, which continued until the people were carried into captivity. Judges 18:30,31 . One naturally associates 'the adder that biteth the heels' with the serpent that would bruise the heel of the seed of the woman. Genesis 3:15 . It seems to suggest that the Antichrist will arise out of the tribe of Dan, and this indeed has been the judgement of Christians from the earliest times. Moses said, "Dan is a lion's whelp: he shall leap from Bashan," Deuteronomy 33:22 , which may be a prophecy that Dan would do the work of Satan: cf. Psalm 22:12,13 . This thought is confirmed by Dan's name being absent from 1 Chronicles 2 - 8 (the book that records much of grace and blessing), and being omitted also from the list of tribes from each of which twelve thousand will be sealed in a future day. Revelation 7:3-8 . Still God's promises to the twelve tribes will be kept, and the tribe of Dan will have its portion in the land as prophesied in Ezekiel 48:1,2,32 .
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Dan
the fifth son of Jacob, Genesis 30:1-6 . Dan had but one son, whose name was Hushim, Genesis 46:23 ; yet he had a numerous posterity; for, on leaving Egypt, this tribe consisted of sixty-two thousand seven hundred men able to bear arms, Numbers 1:38 . Of Jacob's blessing Dan, see Genesis 49:16-17 . They took Laish, Judges 18:1 ; Joshua 19:47 . Whey called the city Dan, after their progenitor. The city of Dan was situated at the northern extremity of the land of Israel: hence the phrase, "from Dan to Beersheba," denoting the whole length of the land of promise. Here Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, set up one of his golden calves, 1 Kings 12:29 ; and the other at Bethel.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Dan, City of
The portion of land that fell to Dan being found too small, a party of them went far north unto Leshem or Laish, which they took, and destroyed; they built a city there and called it after their father Dan. Joshua 19:47 . This is often named as the north border of Palestine; 'from Dan to Beersheba' implying the whole land. It was here that open idolatry was early set up. The city is identified with a few ruins at Tell el Kady, 33 15' N, 35 39' E . The place is visited because one of thesources of the Jordan issues from a spring near by.
In Ezekiel 27:19 occurs in the A.V. 'Dan also and Javan.' This is now judged to be better translated 'Vedan and Javan,' though it is not known what place is alluded to by the name 'Vedan.'
People's Dictionary of the Bible - Dan
Dan (dăn), Judges 1:1-36. A son of Jacob by bis concubine Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid. Genesis 30:6; Genesis 35:25; Exodus 1:4; 1 Chronicles 2:2. Of Dan's personal history we know nothing, except that he had one son, Hushim or Shuham. Genesis 46:23; Numbers 26:42. He shared with Ms brethren the prophetic blessing of Jacob, Genesis 49:16-17, fulfilled, perhaps, in the administration of Samson, and in the craft and stratagem which his descendants used against their enemies. Other explanations, however, have been given. Those descendants multiplied largely; for at the first census after quitting Egypt the tribe numbered 62,700 males above 20 years of age; and, when numbered again on their coming to Jordan, they were 64,400. Numbers 1:38-39; Numbers 26:42-43. Moses ere his death, like Jacob, pronounced a prophetic blessing on the tribe: "Dan is a lion's whelp: he shall leap from Bashan," Deuteronomy 33:22, fulfilled in the predatory expeditions of which one at least is recorded in their subsequent history. 2, The territory in Canaan allotted to Dan was on the seacoast, west of Benjamin and between Ephraim and Judah. It embraced a broad plain, 14 miles long, near the sea. The Amorites kept them from the plain and forced them into the mountains. Hence they had another portion granted them, near Mount Hermon, Judges 18:1-31, where they set up a graven image stolen from Micah 3:1-12. Dan, city of, the chief city of the northern district held by this tribe. Judges 20:1. It was originally called Laish, Judges 18:29; noted for idolatry, Judges 18:30; now called Tel-el-Kâdy, or "Mound of the Judge," three miles from Banias, north of the waters of Merom. 4. The Dan of Ezekiel 27:19, R. V. "Vedan." is possibly the same as No. 2. but some identify it with Dedar, others with Aden, in Arabia.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - 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.
Smith's Bible Dictionary - Dan
(a judge ).
The fifth son of Jacob, and the first of Bilhah, Rachel's maid. (Genesis 30:6 ) (B.C. after 1753.) The origin of the name is given in the exclamation of Rachel. The records of Dan are unusually meagre. Only one son is attributed to him, (Genesis 46:23 ) but his tribe was, with the exception of Judah, the most numerous of all. In the division of the promised land Dan was the last of the tribes to receive his portion, which was the smallest of the twelve. (Joshua 19:48 ) But notwithstanding its smallness it had eminent natural advantages. On the north and east it was completely embraced by its two brother tribes Ephraim and Benjamin, while on the southeast and south it joined Judah, and was thus surrounded by the three most powerful states of the whole confederacy. It was a rich and fertile district; but the Amorites soon "forced them into the mountain," (Judges 1:34 ) and they had another portion granted them. Judges 18 . In the "security" and "quiet," (Judges 18:7,10 ) of their rich northern possession the Danites enjoyed the leisure and repose which had been denied them in their original seat. In the time of David Dan still kept its place among the tribes. (1 Chronicles 12:35 ) Asher is omitted, but the "prince of the tribe of Dan" is mentioned in the list of (1 Chronicles 27:22 ) But from this time forward the name as applied to the tribe vanishes; it is kept alive only by the northern city. In the genealogies of 1 Chronicles 2-12 , Dan is omitted entirely. Lastly, Dan is omitted from the list of those who were sealed by the angel in the vision of St. John. (Revelation 7:5-7 )
The well-known city, so familiar as the most northern landmark of Palestine, in the common expression "from Dan even to beersheba." The name of the place was originally LAISH or LESHEM . (Joshua 19:47 ) After the establishment of the Danites at Dan it became the acknowledged extremity of the country. It is now Tell el-Kadi , a mound, three miles from Banias, from the foot of which gushes out one of the largest fountains in the world, the main source of the Jordan.
Smith's Bible Dictionary - ma'Haneh-Dan
(camp of Dan ), spoken of as "behind Kirjath-jearim," ( Judges 18:12 ) and as between Zorah and Eshtaol." ch. (Judges 13:25 )
Smith's Bible Dictionary - Dan-ja'an
(Danian , i.e. belonging to Dan ). ( 2 Samuel 24:6 ) Probably the same as DAN .
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Dan
The tribe of Dan was descended from the elder of two sons whom Rachel’s maid Bilhah bore to Jacob (Genesis 30:1-6). In the original division of Canaan, Dan received its tribal portion on the Philistine coast between Judah and Ephraim (Joshua 19:40-48; Judges 5:17; Judges 13:1-2; Judges 14:1; Judges 16:23; for map see TRIBES).
Besides being squeezed between Israel’s two most powerful tribes, the Danites were pushed back from the coast by the Philistines and the Amorites. The tribe therefore sent representatives north to look for a better place to live (Judges 1:34; Judges 18:1-2). The place they decided upon was Laish, located in the fertile region of the Jordan headwaters in the far north of Canaan. With the swiftness and ruthlessness that had characterized the tribe from the beginning, they slaughtered the people of Laish and seized the town for themselves, renaming it Dan (Judges 18:7-10; Judges 18:27-29; cf. Genesis 49:16-17; Deuteronomy 33:22).
From that time on, the towns of Dan and Beersheba marked respectively the northern and southern limits of the land of Israel (Judges 20:1; 1 Samuel 3:20; 2 Samuel 17:11; 2 Samuel 24:2). When the nation was split in two after the death of Solomon, the southern tribes of Judah and Benjamin were separated from the northern tribes, who still called themselves Israel. The new limits of Israel were now Dan in the north and Bethel in the south. The breakaway king of Israel set up his own shrines in these two towns, in opposition to Judah’s shrine in Jerusalem (1 Kings 12:28-30).
Dan’s isolated location meant that it was open to enemy attack from the north (1 Kings 15:20). It was one of the first parts of Israel to fall when Assyria conquered the land and took the people into captivity (2 Kings 15:29).

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Danite - (dan' ite) Resident and/or citizen of city of Dan or member of tribe of Dan. See Dan
Dan-Jaan - Woodland Dan, a place probably somewhere in the direction of Dan, near the sources of the Jordan (2 Samuel 24:6 ). and the Vulgate read "Dan-ja'ar", i. , "Dan in the forest
Dan-ja'an - (Danian , i. belonging to Dan ). ( 2 Samuel 24:6 ) Probably the same as Dan
Dan-Jaan - (dan-jay' uhn) Place name of uncertain meaning in 2 Samuel 24:6 . Many Bible students think the scribes have not preserved the correct Hebrew text at this point and read only “Dan” (NRSV) or “Dan and Ijon” (NEB). If the present Hebrew text is correct, the location of the town is not known except that it is apparently in the territory of the tribe of Dan
Dan - (Genesis 30:4-6) I notice this man more with a view to make an observation on his father's prophecy concerning his tribe, than from any thing particularly to be recorded relative to Dan himself. Jacob, when dying, prophesied concerning Dan in these remarkable words: (Genesis 49:16-17) "Dan shall judge his people as one of the tribes of Israel. Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse's heels, so that his rider shall fall backward. " This prophecy was accomplished in the person of Samson, who descended from Dan. It is worthy farther remark, that though in the first instance of Dan there were no very promising prospects of a numerous race, Dan himself having but one son, (Genesis 46:23) yet, at the children of Israel's leaving Egypt, the tribe of Dan amounted to "threescore and two thousand, seven hundred men," all that were able to go forth to war
Borrow - 1: δανείζω (Strong's #1155 — Verb — Daneizo — Dan-ide'-zo ) in the Active Voice, signifies "to lend money," as in Luke 6:34,35 ; in the Middle Voice, "to have money lent to oneself, to borrow," Matthew 5:42 . Dan(e)ion, "a debt," Matthew 18:27 , and Dan(e)istes, "a creditor," Luke 7:41
Mahaneh-Dan - (muh' huh neh-dan) Hebrew term meaning “camp of Dan. ” During the period of the judges the tribe of Dan lacked a permanent inheritance in the Promised Land (Judges 18:1 ) and continued to live according to the earlier semi-nomadic pattern. Thus it is not surprising that two places are designated “camp of Dan”: 1. A site west of Kiriath-jearim where the Danites camped on the way to the hill country of Ephraim (Judges 18:12 )
Dan - Dan had but one son, whose name was Hushim, Genesis 46:23 ; yet he had a numerous posterity; for, on leaving Egypt, this tribe consisted of sixty-two thousand seven hundred men able to bear arms, Numbers 1:38 . Of Jacob's blessing Dan, see Genesis 49:16-17 . Whey called the city Dan, after their progenitor. The city of Dan was situated at the northern extremity of the land of Israel: hence the phrase, "from Dan to Beersheba," denoting the whole length of the land of promise
Dan-Jaan - Dan-JAAN . Joab and his officers in taking the census came ‘to Dan-jaan and round about to Zidon’ ( 2 Samuel 24:6 ). It has indeed been proposed to locate Dan-jaan at a ruin N. The reference is more probably to the city of Dan which appears so frequently as the northern limit of the kingdom
Dan-Jaan - Septuagint and Vulgate read "Dan in the wood" (Dan-jaar), corresponding to the country about Tel-el-Kady. The Dan forming the northern bound of Israel at the sources of the Jordan is probably meant
Danite - ) A descendant of Dan; an Israelite of the tribe of Dan
Mahanehdan - 'The camp of Dan,' the place where six hundred men of Dan encamped 'behind' Kirjath-jearim on their march towards Laish
Laish - See Dan
Mahaneh-Dan - Judges 18:12 = "camp of Dan" 13:25 (RSV, "Mahaneh-dan"), a place behind (i. , west of) Kirjath-jearim, where the six hundred Danites from Zorah and Eshtaol encamped on their way to capture the city of Laish, which they rebuilt and called "Dan, after the name of their father" (18:11-31)
Dan (2) - The city at the northern bound of Israel, as Beersheba was the southern, so that" from Dan even to Beersheba" (Judges 20:1, etc. , and bitterly, 1 Chronicles 21:2, "from Beersheba even to Dan") expresses the whole country. "Far from Zidon, in the valley that lieth by Beth Rebob," but belonging to Zidon, as their living "after the manner of the Zidonians" implies; they were too far off for Zidon to help them when attacked by the Danites (Judges 18:7; Judges 18:28). Already in Abraham's time, the spot was called by him Dan, the scene of God's "judgment" on Chedorlaomer and the invaders (Genesis 14:14; compare Isaiah 41:1-3). This too would be an additional reason for the Danites naming their city close by Abraham's camping ground, Daniel The repetition thrice of "the city" (Judges 18:28-29) marks that there was already another application of the name "Dan," namely, to Abraham's camping ground (compare Deuteronomy 34:1). Le Clerc suggests that the fountain was called Dan, "judge," as Ainmishpat means "the fount of justice. ...
Now Tel-el-Kady (the Arabic equivalent to Dan), "the judge's mound," whose long level top is strewed with ruins, probably those of Daniel From its foot gushes out one of the largest fountains in the world, the main source of the Jordan, called el Led-dan, a corruption of Dan, and the stream from it Nahr ed Dahn; all these names confirming Le Clerc's view. In 1 Kings 7:13-14, Hiram the worker in brass is said to be of Naphtali; but in 2 Chronicles 2:13-14, he is called "son of a woman of Dan. " As the "outgoings" of Naphtali were at Jordan, the city Dan probably was in the tribe of Naphtali. ...
So she dwelt in Naphtali, but was by birth of the Danite colony there. "Dan also. " Since none of the other places begin with "also" (Hebrew w¦-), Fairbairn translates it as Vedan, the modern Aden, near the straits of Babelmandeb. But probably, as Judah is mentioned in Ezekiel 27:17, so Dan in Ezekiel 27:19 represents northern Israel. Sailors from ports of Dan, with descendants of Javan, traded in the fairs of Tyre, "going to and fro
Dan - The tribe of Dan was, however, numerous: at the Exodus there were 62,700 fighting men, exceeding all the tribes except Judah; and at the second numbering they had increased to 64,400. Yet when in the land the Amorites forced the children of Dan into the mountains: for they would not suffer them to come down to the valley. This showed great want of faith in the DanITES (as they are called in Judges 13:2 ; Judges 18:1,11 ; 1 Chronicles 12:35 ); and Deborah in her song said, 'Why did Dan remain in ships,' when the Lord's enemies were being destroyed?...
Their portion fell on the sea-coast between those of Manasseh and Judah. It was small in comparison with their numbers, which occasioned some going north and building the city of Dan, q. Dan was not conspicuous among the tribes, but Aholiab, who helped Bezaleel in the work of the tabernacle, was of the tribe, Exodus 31:6 ; and Samson also. ...
When Jacob blessed his sons he said, "Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel. Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward. It seems to suggest that the Antichrist will arise out of the tribe of Dan, and this indeed has been the judgement of Christians from the earliest times. Moses said, "Dan is a lion's whelp: he shall leap from Bashan," Deuteronomy 33:22 , which may be a prophecy that Dan would do the work of Satan: cf. This thought is confirmed by Dan's name being absent from 1 Chronicles 2 - 8 (the book that records much of grace and blessing), and being omitted also from the list of tribes from each of which twelve thousand will be sealed in a future day. Still God's promises to the twelve tribes will be kept, and the tribe of Dan will have its portion in the land as prophesied in Ezekiel 48:1,2,32
Dan - 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 . "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
Laish - City in the far north of Palestine, conquered by the tribe of Dan. Its name was afterwards altered to Dan, q
Thimnathah - A town in Dan (Joshua 19:43)
Rakkon - A city of Dan
Jethlah - A city of Dan (Joshua 19:42)
Dan, City of - The portion of land that fell to Dan being found too small, a party of them went far north unto Leshem or Laish, which they took, and destroyed; they built a city there and called it after their father Dan. This is often named as the north border of Palestine; 'from Dan to Beersheba' implying the whole land. The place is visited because one of thesources of the Jordan issues from a spring near by. 'Dan also and Javan. ' This is now judged to be better translated 'Vedan and Javan,' though it is not known what place is alluded to by the name 'Vedan
Mejarkon - City in Dan
Mahaneh Dan - ("camp of Dan"), named so from the 600 Danites' last encampment here before setting out for Laish (Judges 18:11-12). Mahaneh Dan was situated "behind," i. Some identify Eshtaol with Kustul and Mahaneh Dan with Beit Mahanem (Williams, Holy City, Judges 1:12, note)
Mejarkon - A town in Dan; ("the yellow waters")
Daun - ) A variant of Dan, a title of honor
Shaalabbin - A town in Dan (Joshua 19:42)
Jogli - Father of Bukki, a prince of Dan
Leshem - Joshua 19:47 Leshem (See LAISH; Dan, Lasha (Genesis 10:19)
Eshtaol - ” Town in lowlands of Shephelah of Judah allotted to the tribe of Judah (Joshua 15:33 ) but also to the tribe of Dan (Joshua 19:41 ). Near there, God's Spirit stirred Samson of the tribe of Dan (Judges 13:25 ). The tribe of Dan sent men from Eshtaol to seek a new homeland (Judges 18:2-11 )
Jethlah - Suspended; high, a city on the borders of Dan (Joshua 19:42 )
Shu'Ham - (pit-digger ) son of Dan and ancestor of the Shuhamites
le'Shem - (precious stone ), another form of Laish, afterward Dan, occurring in ( Joshua 19:47 )
Jeth'Lah - (height ), one of the cities of the tribe of Dan
Dan - (dan) Personal name meaning, “Judges 1:1 . He was the original ancestor of the tribe of Dan. When the Israelites entered Canaan, the tribe of Dan received land on the western coast. The last chapters of Judges show Samson of the tribe of Dan fighting the Philistines. Eventually, Dan migrated to the north and was able to take a city called Laish. They renamed the city Dan and settled in the area around it. Dan was always a small tribe, and it never exercised significant influence in Israel. The most prominent Danites mentioned in the Bible are Oholiab and Samson. The biblical city of Dan is often mentioned in the description of the land of Israel, namely “from Dan even to Beersheba” (Judges 20:1 ). It has been identified with modern tell el-Qadi (or tell Dan). The abundant springs of the site provide one of the three main sources of the Jordan River. The name Dan was applied to the city conquered by the Israelite tribe in its northern migration (Judges 18:1 ). ...
Excavation of tell Dan has been led by A. by the migrating tribe of Dan. Danites utilized the earlier rampart for defense and built their homes on the ruins of the previous city. The first Danite city, which contained some Philistine pottery remnants, was destroyed a century after its founding. As an alternative to worship in Jerusalem, Dan and Bethel were fortified as border fortress/sanctuaries (1 Kings 12:29 ) with temples containing golden calf representations of Yahweh. The extent to which the Baal cult influenced Northern Israel is seen in the reign of Jehu, who did not destroy the altars at Dan and Bethel, despite eradicating the Baal priests from the land (2 Kings 10:32 ). Excavations at Dan have uncovered the “high place” of Jeroboam along with a small horned altar, the city gate (with royal throne) and walls (12 feet thick), hundreds of pottery vessels, buildings, and inscribed objects. The Israelite city of Dan fell to the Assyrians under Tiglath-pileser III (Pul of Old Testament) about 743 B. Many Danites were deported to Assyria, Babylon, and Media following the fall of Samaria in 722 or 721 B. The writer of Kings ascribed the fall of the kingdom to the worship of gods other than Yahweh (2 Kings 17:7-20 ), and Dan was one of the key centers of this idolatry. Josiah incorporated the former Northern Kingdom territories into a united country, restoring the classical borders of Israel to “from Dan to Beersheba. ...
Dan again was occupied in the Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine periods. The Greek and Aramaic inscription, “To the god who is in Dan, Zoilos made a vow,” further evidences the religious significance of the city
Bene-Berak - A city of Dan (Joshua 19:45)
Rakkon - A town of Dan, not far from Joppa; Yerakon in Septuagint (Joshua 19:46)
Ithlah - A town of Dan, near Aijalon ( Joshua 19:42 )
Bedan - (bee' Dan) Personal name of uncertain meaning. Bedan is a son of Gilead in 1 Chronicles 7:17 and could be another name for Jephthah, a son of Gilead ( Judges 11:1 ). Early Jewish rabbis read ben-Dan, “son of Dan” and thought Samson was intended (Judges 13:2 , Judges 13:24 ). NIV, TEV, NRSV read Barak for Bedan. A descendant of Machir and Manasseh (1 Chronicles 7:17 )
Irshemesh - Border city of Dan
Baalath - A town of Dan, enlarged by Solomon (1 Kings 9:18; 2 Chronicles 8:6)
Shuham - Son of Dan (Numbers 26:42 )
Aholiab - Of Dan; with Bezaleel, inspired with artistic skill to construct the tabernacle (Exodus 35:34)
Leshem - A form, occurring only in Joshua 19:47 bis , of the name Laish (see Dan)
Beneberak - City in Dan
Jehud - City of Dan
Danites - Members of the tribe of Dan
Dan - The records of Dan are unusually meagre. In the division of the promised land Dan was the last of the tribes to receive his portion, which was the smallest of the twelve. In the "security" and "quiet," (Judges 18:7,10 ) of their rich northern possession the Danites enjoyed the leisure and repose which had been denied them in their original seat. In the time of David Dan still kept its place among the tribes. (1 Chronicles 12:35 ) Asher is omitted, but the "prince of the tribe of Dan" is mentioned in the list of (1 Chronicles 27:22 ) But from this time forward the name as applied to the tribe vanishes; it is kept alive only by the northern city. In the genealogies of 1 Chronicles 2-12 , Dan is omitted entirely. Lastly, Dan is omitted from the list of those who were sealed by the angel in the vision of St. (Revelation 7:5-7 ) ...
The well-known city, so familiar as the most northern landmark of Palestine, in the common expression "from Dan even to beersheba. (Joshua 19:47 ) After the establishment of the Danites at Dan it became the acknowledged extremity of the country. It is now Tell el-Kadi , a mound, three miles from Banias, from the foot of which gushes out one of the largest fountains in the world, the main source of the Jordan
Dan - Dan, n
Ahisamach - Father of Aholiab, of the tribe of Dan
Rakkon - City in Dan
Shuham, Shuhamites - Son of Dan, and his descendants
Ben-eb'Erak - (son of lightning ), one of the cities of the tribe of Dan, mentioned only in ( Joshua 19:45 )
Irshemesh - ) In Dan (Joshua 19:41)
Jehud - A town of Dan (Joshua 19:45)
Thimnathah - Cityin the tribe of Dan
je'Hud - (praised ), one of the towns of the tribe of Dan, ( Joshua 19:45 ) named between Baalath and Bene-berak
Dan'Ites, the - The descendants of Dan and the members of his tribe
Shuham - A son of Dan ( Numbers 26:42 ), called in Genesis 46:23 Hushim; gentilic Shuhamites in Numbers 26:42
Dibri - Dibri of Dan, father of Shelomith, whose son by an Egyptian husband was stoned for blaspheming Jehovah (Leviticus 24:11)
Rehob (2) - Near Tell el Kady, anciently Laish or Dan. (See LAISH; Dan;) (Judges 18:28)
me-Jar'Kon - (hunters of yellowness ) a town in the territory of Dan
Rak'Kon - (the temple ) (of the head), a well-watered place in the inheritance of Dan, not fur from Joppa
Dannah - (dan' nah) Place name meaning, “fortress
Leshem - ” City tribe of Dan occupied (Joshua 19:47 )
Ahiezer - Hereditary prince captain of Dan under Moses (Numbers 1:12; Numbers 2:25; Numbers 7:66)
Shaalabbin, Shaalbim - City in Dan
ma'Haneh-Dan - (camp of Dan ), spoken of as "behind Kirjath-jearim," ( Judges 18:12 ) and as between Zorah and Eshtaol
Shaalabbin - A city of Dan (Joshua 19:42) The name seems to be taken from Shual, fox—and Bun, understanding
Jogli - ” Father of Bukki, who represented tribe of Dan in distributing the Promised Land (Numbers 34:22 )
Jethlah - City of the tribe of Dan
Eltekeh - City of Dan given to the Kohathites
Beth-Car - In Dan, near Mizpeh; noted for the defeat of the Philistines, and the Eben-Ezer set up by Samuel, 1 Samuel 7:11
Shaalabin - ” Town in tribal territory of Dan (Joshua 19:42 ); apparently the same as Shaalbim
Manoah - the father of Samson, was of the tribe of Dan, and a native of the city of Zorah, Judges 13:6-23
Dan - Dan . According to the popular tradition, Dan was the fifth son of Jacob, and full brother of Naphtali, by Bilhah, Rachel’s handmaid ( Genesis 30:6 ; Genesis 30:8 ). Rachel, who had no children, exclaimed ‘dananni ’ (‘God hath judged me’), and, therefore, he was called Dan . ’ It is probable that Dan was an appellative, or titular attribute, of some deity whose name has not come down to us in connexion with it, or it may even be the name of a god as Gad was (cf. Its feminine counterpart is Dinah (Jacob’s daughter by Leah), which as the name of the half-sister of Dan is probably reminiscent of some related clan that early lost its identity. ...
Of this eponymous ancestor of the tribe tradition has preserved no details, but some of the most interesting stories of the Book of Judges tell of the exploits of the Danite Samson, who, single-handed, wrought discomfiture in the ranks of the Philistines. ]'>[4] makes Dan a large tribe. With his characteristic love of large numbers he gives the fighting strength of Dan in the Wilderness census as 62,700, more than that of any other except Judah (Numbers 1:33 ; cf. ]'>[4]7 ( Judges 18:11 ) speaks of it as a ‘family’; elsewhere Dan is said to have had only one son, Hushim or Shuham ( Genesis 46:23 , Numbers 26:42 ). In this region the Danites were severely pressed by the ‘Amorites’ = (Canaanites). This city with its unsuspecting inhabitants the Danites ruthlessly destroyed. A new city was built, to which they gave the name of Dan. These were duly installed in a permanent sanctuary, in which the descendants of Moses are said to have ministered until the Captivity ( Judges 18:30 ). ’ Genesis 49:17 says ‘Dan shall be a serpent in the way, an adder in the path’; and Deuteronomy 33:22 , ‘Dan is a lion’s whelp,’ etc. ...
Dan . It was a city remote from assistance, and therefore fell an easy prey to a band of marauding Danites, searching for a dwelling-place. The story of the Danites stealing the shrine of Micah is told to account for its sanctity, which Jeroboam I. It was perhaps the same as Dan-jaan , one of the borders of Joab’s census district ( 2 Samuel 24:6 ). It is identified with Tell el-Kadi on account of the similarity of meaning of the names (Arabic kadi = Hebrew Dan = ‘judge’) a very Dangerous ground for such speculations
Beth-Rehob - ” Town near where tribe of Dan rebuilt Laish and renamed it Dan (Judges 18:28 )
Japho - Boundary of the tribe of Dan
he'Res - (the sun ), ( Judges 1:35 ) a city of Dan, in Mount Ephraim, near Ajalon; possibly identical with Mount Jearim (Ir-shemesh, city of the gun)
Dan - Dananni). The blessing pronounced on him by his father was, "Dan shall judge his people" (49:16), probably in allusion to the judgeship of Samson, who was of the tribe of Dan. The tribe of Dan had their place in the march through the wilderness on the north side of the tabernacle (Numbers 2:25,31 ; 10:25 ). ...
The territory of Dan extended from the west of that of Ephraim and Benjamin to the sea. They accordingly sent out five spies from two of their towns, who went north to the sources of the Jordan, and brought back a favourable report regarding that region. On receiving this report, 600 Danites girded on their weapons of war, and taking with them their wives and their children, marched to the foot of Hermon, and fought against Leshem, and took it from the Sidonians, and dwelt therein, and changed the name of the conquered town to Dan (Joshua 19:47 ). This new city of Dan became to them a new home, and was wont to be spoken of as the northern limit of Palestine, the length of which came to be denoted by the expression "from Dan to Beersheba", i. ...
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This name occurs in Ezekiel 27:19 , Authorize Version; but the words there, "Dan also," should be simply, as in the Revised Version, "Vedan," an Arabian city, from which various kinds of merchandise were brought to Tyre. (See MAHANEH-DAN
Baladan - (bal' uh Dan) Akkadian personal name meaning, “God gave a son. ” Father of Merodach Baladan, king of Babylon (722-711; 705-703 B. See Merodach-Baladan
Shalim, Land of - Land of foxes, a place apparently to the north-west of Jerusalem (1 Samuel 9:4 ), perhaps in the neighbourhood of Shaalabbin in Dan (Joshua 19:42 )
Gemalli - ” Spy who represented tribe of Dan in searching out the land of Canaan (Numbers 13:12 )
Gib'Bethon - (a hill ), a town allotted to the tribe of Dan, ( Joshua 19:44 ) and afterwards given with its "suburbs" to the Kohathite Levites
Japho - Beauty, a sea-port in Dan (Joshua 19:46 ); called Joppa (q
me-Jarkon - Waters of yellowness, or clear waters, a river in the tribe of Dan (Joshua 19:46 )
el-Tekeh - (God its fear ), one of the cities in the border of Dan, ( Joshua 19:44 ) which with its suburbs was allotted to the Kohathite Levites
Hemdan - (hehm' Dan) Personal name meaning, “beauty, charm. ” Descendant of Seir and thus an Edomite (Genesis 36:26 )
Jehud - A town of Dan, named between Baalath and Bene-berak ( Joshua 19:45 )
Ammishaddai - (am' mih sshad' dawee) The father of Ahiezer, the leader of the tribe of Dan in the wilderness
Jethlah - ” Border town of tribe of Dan (Joshua 19:42 )
Aholiab - Tent of the father, an artist of the tribe of Dan, appointed to the work of preparing materials for the tabernacle (Exodus 31:6 ; 35:34 ; 36:1,2 ; 38:23 )
Eshtaol - A town on the western border of Judah, afterwards given to Dan, Joshua 15:33 ; 19:41
Dan Name - Because it was so restricted the tribe moved to Lais, a city in Palestine on the slope of Mount Hermon, which they destroyed and rebuilt and called Dan (Judges 18). The expression "Dan to Bersabee" was used to designate the whole extent of Palestine
Bethrehob - ) A place near the valley containing the town Laish or Dan (Judges 18:28). The modern Hunin, a fortress commanding the plain Huleh in which the city of Dan (Tell el Kady) was
Gathrimmon - Levitical city in the southern territory of Dan. Levitical city in Manasseh, west of the Jordan. in Dan
Samson - son of Manoah, of the tribe of Dan, Judges 13:2 , &c. He was brought up in a place called the camp of Dan, between Zorah and Estaol, Judges 13:25
Horned Snake - Dan is compared to a horned snake (Genesis 49:17 NAS, REB)
Bene-Berak - A town in the territory of Dan ( Joshua 19:45 ), identified with Ibn Ibrâq , about 5 miles E
Hushim - "Children of Dan" (Genesis 46:23); a clan, for the word is plural
Baalath - A town of the tribe of Dan (Joshua 19:44 )
Thim'Nathah, - a town in the allotment of Dan
Mizar - The context of the Psalm suggests a site at the headwaters of the Jordan in the territory of Dan
Bil'Hah - (timid, bashful ), handmaid of Rachel, ( Genesis 29:29 ) and concubine of Jacob, to whom she bore Dan and Naphtali
Jehud - ” Town in tribal territory of Dan (Joshua 19:45 )
Tahtim-Hodshi, Land of - Visited by Joab in taking the census, between Gilead and Dan Jaan; therefore is E. of Jordan
Bukki - Son of Abishua, descendant of Aaron. Son of Jogli of the tribe of Dan, one of those chosen to apportion the land
Dan - Dan (dăn), Judges 1:1-36. Of Dan's personal history we know nothing, except that he had one son, Hushim or Shuham. He shared with Ms brethren the prophetic blessing of Jacob, Genesis 49:16-17, fulfilled, perhaps, in the administration of Samson, and in the craft and stratagem which his descendants used against their enemies. Those descendants multiplied largely; for at the first census after quitting Egypt the tribe numbered 62,700 males above 20 years of age; and, when numbered again on their coming to Jordan, they were 64,400. Moses ere his death, like Jacob, pronounced a prophetic blessing on the tribe: "Dan is a lion's whelp: he shall leap from Bashan," Deuteronomy 33:22, fulfilled in the predatory expeditions of which one at least is recorded in their subsequent history. 2, The territory in Canaan allotted to Dan was on the seacoast, west of Benjamin and between Ephraim and Judah. Dan, city of, the chief city of the northern district held by this tribe. The Dan of Ezekiel 27:19, R. "Vedan
Dan - The tribe of Dan was descended from the elder of two sons whom Rachel’s maid Bilhah bore to Jacob (Genesis 30:1-6). In the original division of Canaan, Dan received its tribal portion on the Philistine coast between Judah and Ephraim (Joshua 19:40-48; Judges 5:17; Judges 13:1-2; Judges 14:1; Judges 16:23; for map see TRIBES). ...
Besides being squeezed between Israel’s two most powerful tribes, the Danites were pushed back from the coast by the Philistines and the Amorites. The place they decided upon was Laish, located in the fertile region of the Jordan headwaters in the far north of Canaan. With the swiftness and ruthlessness that had characterized the tribe from the beginning, they slaughtered the people of Laish and seized the town for themselves, renaming it Dan (Judges 18:7-10; Judges 18:27-29; cf. ...
From that time on, the towns of Dan and Beersheba marked respectively the northern and southern limits of the land of Israel (Judges 20:1; 1 Samuel 3:20; 2 Samuel 17:11; 2 Samuel 24:2). The new limits of Israel were now Dan in the north and Bethel in the south. ...
Dan’s isolated location meant that it was open to enemy attack from the north (1 Kings 15:20)
Michael - We meet with this name only five times in Scripture: thrice in Daniel 10:13; Dan 10:21; Dan 12:1, once in Jude 1:1:9, and once in Revelation 12:7
l'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 ) [1] It was near the sources of the Jordan
Eltekeh - God is its fear, a city in the tribe of Dan
Bilhah - Bilhah was the mother of Dan and Naphtali, Genesis 30:1 - 8
Baalath - Town in Dan in his southern portion
Aholiab - An artificer of the tribe of Dan employed with Bezaleel in the construction of the tabernacle
Ashnah - Town in the west of Judah near Dan
Hushim - Son of Dan and grandson of Jacob (Genesis 46:23 ). Member of tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 7:12 ), though many Bible students think copying has caused omission of tribe of Dan in the list, Hushim here being the same as in Genesis 46:23 . Dan's son is named Shuham in Numbers 26:42 , perhaps resulting from a copying transposition of Hebrew letters
Mahaneh-Dan - MAHANEH-DAN ( Judges 13:25 ; Judges 18:12 ). ’ In the former passage we are told that ‘the Spirit of Jehovah began to move Samson in the camp of Dan between Zorah and Eshtaol’; in the latter passage the derivation of the name is given as the place where the last encampment of the band of 600 Danite warriors took place, before they set out on their expedition to Laish
Dom - See Don, and Dan
Dan (1) - Jacob on his deathbed said, "Dan shall judge his people as one of the tribes of Israel" (Genesis 49:16), i. , having the full tribal standing as much as Leah's descendants. Hushim (the plural implying a family) or Shuham alone is mentioned as Dan's son (Genesis 46:23); but at the Exodus the tribe stood second of Israel in numbers (Numbers 1:39), Numbers 1:62,700; 64,400 at the close of the wilderness sojourn (Numbers 26:43). Of Dan was Aholiab, associated with Bezaleel, in the construction of the tabernacle (Exodus 31:6, etc. ...
Hence, Samson resides at Mahaneh-Dan (the camp of Dan) in the hills, between Zorah and Eshtaol, behind Kirjath Jearim, and thence "comes down" to the vineyards of Timnath and the valley of Sorek. In Joshua 19:47," the coast of Dan went out (too little)' for them," rather "went out from them" (Hebrew meehem ), i. ) and named Dan after their father, at the W. source of the Jordan River, four miles W. Hence, as being so occupied with the Philistine warfare, Danites were not among Barak's and Deborah's helpers against Sisera (Judges 4; Judges 5:17, where allusion occurs to Dan's possession of the only Israelite port, "Why did Dan remain in ships?". Danites of Laish (named by them Dan) carried with them Micah the Ephraimite's Levitical family priest (Judges 17; 18) and graven image, which they worshipped" until the day of the captivity of the land" (Judges 16:31), i. ...
This probably suggested the city Dan to Jeroboam as one of the two seats of the golden calf worship (1 Kings 12:29). Dan's genealogy is not given in 1 Chronicles 2-12. Dan, the headquarters of idolatry, may have caused the loss of the genealogy. Dan is omitted among the sealed in Revelation 7 as having been the first to lapse into idolatry, for which cause Ephraim also is omitted (Judges 17; Hosea 4:17) and Joseph substituted. Arethas of the 10th century suggests that Dan's omission is because Antichrist is to be from him, or else to be his tool (compare Genesis 49:17; Jeremiah 8:16; Amos 8:14), as there was a Judas among the twelve. ...
Jacob's prophecy, "Dan shall be a serpent in the way, . that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward," alludes primarily to Dan's local position in front of the royal Judah; so ready to meet the horse, forbidden in Israelite warfare, with the watchword "I have waited for Thy salvation," and to fall unawares on the advancing enemy by the way Dan's mode of warfare is illustrated in its attack on the men of Laish," careless, quiet, and secure," as also in their great judge Samson's mode of attack, watching for an opportunity and striking an unlooked for, stealthy, sudden blow
Irshemesh - ” Town in tribal territory of Dan (Joshua 19:41 ) on the border of the tribe of Judah (Joshua 15:10 , called Beth-shemesh or house of the sun)
Rakkon - A place upon the shore, a town belonging to Dan (Joshua 19:46 )
Ahiezer - "
The chief of the tribe of Dan at the time of the Exodus (Numbers 1:12 ; 2:25 ; 10:25 )
Shadrach - (See Dan
Ahi-e'Zer -
Son of Ammishaddai, hereditary chieftain of the tribe of Dan
Allotment - ...
The remaining tribes settled west of the Jordan. Benjamin and Dan settled in a narrow strip of land north of Judah. Benjamin included the cities of Bethel, Jericho, and Jebus, and extended to the Jordan, while Dan reached to the Mediterranean. Ephraim lay just north of Dan and Benjamin, bordered on the east by the Jordan and on the north by the brook Kanah. The second half of Manasseh lay north of Dan and Ephraim, extending from the Jordan to the Mediterranean. Issachar reached eastward to the Jordan, while Zebulun had neither the Mediterranean nor the Jordan for a boundary. Dan also occupied a small portion of land to the far north, between Manasseh and Naphtali
Gath-Rimmon -
A Levitical city in the tribe of Dan (Joshua 19:45 ; 21:24 ; 1 Chronicles 6:69 ). ...
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Another city of the same name in Manasseh, west of the Jordan (Joshua 21:25 ), called also Bileam (1 Chronicles 6:70 )
Ahiezer - Son of Ammishaddai, and one of the princes of the tribe of Dan
Eli'Asaph -
Head of the tribe of Dan at the time of the census in the wilderness of Sinai
Bilhah - Mother of Dan and Naphtali
Laish -
A city of the Sidonians, in the extreme north of Palestine (Judges 18:7,14 ); called also Leshem (Joshua 19:47 ) and Dan (Judges 18:7,29 ; Jeremiah 8:16 ). It lay near the sources of the Jordan, about 4 miles from Paneas. The restless and warlike tribe of Dan (q
Elpaal - His descendants lived near Lod or Lydda, on the Benjamite hills bordering on Dan, at Ajalon (Yalo). Hushim was the name of a Danite family, so that the two tribes must have intermarried (1 Chronicles 8:11-18)
Bethrehob - Place in thenorth near Dan, from which perhaps Syrians were hired by the Ammonites against David, Judges 18:28 ; 2 Samuel 10:6
Bilhah - Handmaid of Rachel, and mother of Dan and Naphtali
Esh'Taol - (a pass ), a town in the low country --the Shefelah --of Judah, after wards allotted to Dan
Gibbethon - A town of Dan; given to the Kohathites, Joshua 19:44; Joshua 21:23; held by the Philistines in the reigns of Jeroboam, Nadab, Baasha, Elah, Zimri, and Omri
Bene-Berak - ” City of tribe of Dan (Joshua 19:45 )
Vedan - VEDAN . ]'>[2] has ‘Dan also
Elon -
A city of Dan (Joshua 19:43 )
Ir - Some Bible students refer to Genesis 46:23 and think a copyist misread the name, writing Ir rather than an original Dan, which looks much like Ir in Hebrew (REB)
Ithlah - ” Town in tribal territory of Dan (Joshua 19:42 )
Sha-al'Bim, - (home of foxes ), a town in the allotment of Dan
Dulcimer - Dan
Abel-Beth-Maachah - Meadow of the house of Maachah, a city in the north of Palestine, in the neighbourhood of Dan and Ijon, in the tribe of Naphtali. Its site is occupied by the modern Abil or Abil-el-kamh, on a rising ground to the east of the brook Derdarah, which flows through the plain of Huleh into the Jordan, about 6 miles to the west-north-west of Dan
Beersheba - It was situated twenty miles south of Hebron, in the extreme south of the land of Israel, as Dan was on the north. The two places are frequently thus mentioned in Scripture, as "from Dan to Beersheba," to denote the whole length of the country
Shaalabbin - Or Shaal'bim, a place of foxes, a town of the tribe of Dan (Joshua 19:42 ; Judges 1:35 )
Eshtaol - Town in the lowlands of Judah, allotted to Dan
Berodach Baladan - (bih roh' dach bal' uh Dan) King of Babylon who wrote Hezekiah, king of Judah (2 Kings 20:12 ). Parallel passage in Isaiah 39:1 reads Merodoch Baladan, so most Bible students think Berodach resulted from a copyist's change in the text. See Merodach Baladan
me-Jarkon - ]'>[1] reading, ‘and from the sea, Jarkon and the boundary near Joppa,’ sufficiently attests the name Jarkon , a place in the territory of Dan; but the site is not yet recovered
Magadan - (mag' aw Dan) A site on the Sea of Galilee (Matthew 15:39 ). The location of Magadan, if it is a correct reading, is not known
Gimzo - of Judah, or in Dan; now Jimzu, a large village on a height surrounded by trees, S
Jabneel, Jabneh - Border city between Judah and Dan
Heres - Mount in the territory of Dan, mentioned with Aijalon, held by the Amorites, who became tributary to Israel
Gibbethon - City of Dan, allotted to the Kohathites, but which was afterwards held by the Philistines
Aholiab - Son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, "an engraver, and a cunning workman and an embroiderer," in whom God put wisdom, that he might take the oversight with Bezaleel of the formation of the tabernacle
Hushim - Sons of Dan (as if a tribe was alluded to)
Bilhah - Bilhah became the mother of Dan and Naphtali (Genesis 29:29 ; Genesis 30:4-7 )
Makaz - A city of Dan (1 Kings 4:9) Some have thought, that it was the same as Makteosh, which Samson called Enak kore, the jaw tooth; from the supply of water the Lord gave him for his thirst, from the jaw bone of the ass
Abidan - (ab' ih Dan) Personal name meaning, “my father judged
Medan - Some suppose that the name means judgment; and others render it, the waters of Dan...
Beth-re'Hob - (house of Rehob ), place mentioned as having near it the valley in which lay the town of Laish or Dan
Lend, Lender - A — 1: δανείζω (Strong's #1155 — Verb — Daneizo — Dan-ide'-zo ) is translated "to lend" in Luke 6:34,35 : see BORROW. ...
B — 1: δανειστής (Strong's #1157 — Noun Masculine — Danistes | Daneistes — Dan-ice-tace' ) denotes a money-lender (akin to A, No
Bukki - Representative of tribe of Dan on commission to distribute the Promised Land among the tribes (Numbers 34:22 ). High priestly descendant of Aaron (1Chronicles 6:5,1 Chronicles 6:51 ) and ancestor of Ezra (Ezra 7:4 )
Tribes, the Twelve - In Revelation 7 , where the tribes are sealed for blessing, Dan is omitted, as being a type of Antichrist: Ephraim is also omitted, the number being made up by inserting Levi and by Joseph being mentioned as well as Manasseh. In the future division of the land Dan will have a portion, but will be the farthest from the temple. ...
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Bilhah - She was the mother of Dan and Naphtali (Genesis 30:3-8 )
Mejarkon - ” Stream in the territory of Dan (Joshua 19:46 ), probably the Nahr el-Auja (“winding river”), which, fed by springs at Ras el-Ain about ten miles from the coast, flows year-round to the Mediterranean about four miles north of Joppa
Laish - The original name of the town of Dan ( Judges 18:7 ; Judges 18:14 ; Judges 18:27 ; Judges 18:29 )
Laish (2) - ) Laish being near its haunt, the wooded slopes of Bashan, Hermon, and Lebanon, and the jungles of Lake Merom (see Deuteronomy 33:22, "Dan . (See Dan called also Leshem (Judges 18:7; Judges 18:14; Judges 18:27; Judges 18:29; Joshua 19:47). shriek so as to be heard to the utmost northern boundary of the land) may refer to the Laish at the source of the Jordan, four miles W
Dan Title - The form "Dan" was employed in medieval English, and "Monsieur" has always been used in France
Don - The form "Dan" was employed in medieval English, and "Monsieur" has always been used in France
Baalath - ” City in original inheritance of tribe of Dan (Joshua 19:44 )
Medan - (mee' Dan) Personal name meaning “judgment. The Medan should perhaps be identified with the Badan, a people conquered by Tiglath-pileser III of Assyria (732 B
Standard - Thus the standard of Judah is called the standard of the camp of Judah, which was on the east; the camp of Reuben on the south; the camp of Ephraim on the west; and the camp of Dan on the north. Deuteronomy 33:17 ); and of Dan an eagle
Arimathea - Others identify it with Ramleh in Dan, or Rama (q
Ijon - of Dan, at the foot of the hills of Naphtali, Merj Ayun, is probably the site
Gibbethon - ) A town allotted to Dan (Joshua 19:44), afterwards to the Kohathite Levites (Joshua 21:23)
Ahiezer - Son of Ammi-shaddai, one of the tribal princes who represented Dan at the census and on certain other occasions ( Numbers 1:12 ; Numbers 2:25 ; Numbers 7:66 ; Numbers 7:71 ; Numbers 10:25 (P Zorah - ” City of Dan (Joshua 19:41 ) about thirteen miles west of Jerusalem on the border with Judah (Joshua 15:33 ; “Zoreah,” KJV)
Gibbethon - A city of the Philistines, within the bounds of the tribe of Dan, and assigned to the Levites, Joshua 19:44 ; 21:23
Timnah, Timnath, And Thimnathah - An ancient city of the Canaanites, Genesis 38:12-14 ; on the borders of Judah and Dan after the conquest, Joshua 15:10 19:43
Buk'ki - (Ezra 7:4 ) ...
Son of Jogli, prince of the tribe of Dan, one of the ten men chosen to apportion the land of Canaan between the tribes
Tahtim Hodshi, the Land of - A place east of Jordan, which Joab and his officers visited when making the census for David ( 2 Samuel 24:6 ). It is mentioned between Gilead and Dan-jaan
Ammiel - Chief man of the tribe of Dan sent to search the land
Gibbethon - A height, a city of the Philistines in the territory of Dan, given to the Kohathites (Joshua 19:44 ; 21:23 )
Azarel - Prince of the tribe of Dan ( 1 Chronicles 27:22 )
Aijalon - A city allotted to, but not occupied by, Dan ( Joshua 19:42 , Judges 1:35 )
Gibbethon - A town belonging to the tribe of Dan, and a Levitical city ( Joshua 19:44 ; Joshua 21:23 )
Hadrach - It was the object of three expeditions by Assur-dan iii
Elon - Border-town of Dan
i'Jon - (2 Kings 16:29 ) It was situated a few miles northwest of the site of Dan, in a fertile and beautiful little plain called Merj' Ayun
Gath-Rim'Mon - (press of the pomegranate )
A city given out of the tribe of Dan to the Levites. (Joshua 19:45 ) ...
A town of the half tribe of Manasseh west of the Jordan, assigned to the Levites
Ancient of Days - Three times, in the Prophecy of Daniel, and in the same chapter, we find the Lord distinguished by this name, and in no other part of Scripture. (Daniel 7:9; Dan 7:13; Dan 7:22) Some have thought that the person of God the Father is meant, and it should seem to be so, because it is also said, that One like the Son of man, (a well known character of the Lord Jesus Christ) came to him. See Daniel 7:13
Tah'Tim-Hod'Shi - It occurs between Gilead and Dan-jaan. ( 2 Samuel 24:6 ) The name has puzzled all the interpreters, (Kitto says it was probably a section of the upper valley of the Jordan, now called Ard el-Huleh , lying deep down at the western base of Hermon
Ijon - of Dan
Shel'Omith -
The daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan. (1 Chronicles 23:18 ) ...
A descendant of Eliezer the son of Moses, in the reign of David
Aijalon - Aijalon was afterward a Levitical city, and belonged to the tribe of Dan; who did not, however, drive out the Amorite inhabitants, Judges 1:35
am'mi-el -
The spy from the tribe of Dan
Timnah - It has been identified with Timnatha of Dan (Joshua 19:43 ), and also with Timnath (Judges 14:1,5 )
Baalah - ...
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A mountain on the north-western boundary of Judah and Dan (Joshua 15:11 )
Gath-Rimmon - A city of Dan, given to the Levites (Joshua 19:45; Joshua 21:24; 1 Chronicles 6:69). of Jordan, assigned to the Levites (Joshua 21:25)
Abieezer - ...
The prince of the tribe of Dan at the Exodus (Numbers 1:12 )
zo'Rah - (hornet ), a town in the allotment of the tribe of Dan, ( Joshua 19:41 ) It is previously mentioned ch
Jeroham - ...
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The father of Azareel, the "captain" of the tribe of Dan (1 Chronicles 27:22 )
Ammin'Adib - Ammishad'da-i ( people of the Almighty ), the father of Ahiezer, prince of the tribe of Dan at the time of the Exodus
Bedan - A Bedan is mentioned among Manasseh's descendants (1 Chronicles 7:17), whence some identify him with the Jair (Judges 10:3), and suppose the surname Bedan was added to distinguish him from the elder Jair (Numbers 32:41). ...
The Chaldee paraphrase reads "Samson" for "Bedan" in 1 Samuel 12:11. Whence some guess Bedan = Ben-Dan, or Be (Hebrew in ) Dan, to be an epithet of Samson, namely, the Danite; compare Judges 13:25
Kiriath-Jearim - It was on the border where Dan, Benjamin, and Judah joined before Dan began their migration northward (Joshua 15:9 ,Joshua 15:9,15:60 ; Joshua 18:14-15 ). Dan's army camped there in their search for new territory (Judges 18:12 )
Beer-Sheba - Dan lay at the northern extremity; so that the phrase, "from Dan to Beersheba," means, the whole length of the land, Judges 20:1
Kithlish - Traces of the "lion" abound on all sides; in the plains of Dan on the N
Aven - Referred to major worship centers of Israel such as Bethel and Dan (Hosea 10:8 )
Manoah - A native of Zorah, in the tribe of Dan, and the father of Samson, Judges 13:14 ; 16:31
Bukki - Son of Jogli, and prince of Dan, one of the ten chosen to divide Canaan among the tribes (Numbers 34:22)
Eshtaol - A lowland city of Judah ( Joshua 15:33 ) on the borders of Dan 19:41), near which Samson began to feel ‘the spirit of the Lord’ ( Judges 13:25 ), and was buried ( Judges 16:31 ); the home of some of the Danites who attacked Laish ( Judges 18:2 ; Judges 18:11 )
Ahiezer - An aide to Moses in the wilderness from the tribe of Dan (Numbers 1:12 ; Numbers 2:25 )
Gath-Rimmon - A city in Dan, near Jebud and Bene-herak ( Joshua 19:45 ), assigned to the Kohathites ( Joshua 21:24 ), and reckoned ( 1 Chronicles 6:69 ) to Ephraim
e'Lon - ...
On of the towns in the border of the tribe of Dan
hu'Shim -
In (Genesis 46:23 ) "the children of Dan" are said to have been Hushim
Elteke - ” A city in Dan (Joshua 19:44 ) assigned to the Levites (Joshua 21:23 )
Nebuzaradan - (nehb' yoo zahr ay' Dan) Personal name meaning, “Nebo has given offspring
Jeroham - Father of Azareel a prince of Dan
Eshtaol - It was allotted to the tribe of Dan (Joshua 19:41 ), and was one of their strongholds
Rehob - It is now supposed to be represented by the castle of Hunin, south-west of Dan, on the road from Hamath into Coele-Syria
Manoah - ” A member of the tribe of Dan and the father of Samson (Judges 13:1 )
Bukki - Son of Jogli, a prince of the tribe of Dan, and one of the ten men entrusted with the task of dividing the land of Canaan among the tribes of Israel ( Numbers 34:22 )
Ammiel - Son of Gemalli, and spy of the tribe of Dan ( Numbers 13:12 (P Rehob - A Levitical city in Asher, Joshua 19:28 ; 21:31 , on the northern border of the Holy Land, called also Beth-rehob, and lying in a valley south of Anti-Lebanon, not far north of Dan, Numbers 13:21 ; Judges 18:28
Sorek - In winter and spring it was the channel of a brook, flowing northwest from Judah, by the region of Dan and the Philistines, into the Mediterranean
Jop'pa, - (beauty ), now Jaffa , a town on the southwest coast of Palestine, in the portion of Dan. ( Joshua 19:46 ) Having a harbor attached to it --though always, as still, a Dangerous one --it became the port of Jerusalem in the days of Solomon, and has been ever since
Judea - After the Captivity this name was applied to the whole of the country west of the Jordan (Haggai 1:1,14 ; 2:2 ). The province of Judea, as distinguished from Galilee and Samaria, included the territories of the tribes of Judah, Benjamin, Dan, Simeon, and part of Ephraim
Zorah - Place of wasps, a town in the low country of Judah, afterwards given to Dan (Joshua 19:41 ; Judges 18:2 ), probably the same as Zoreah (Joshua 15:33 )
Abel-Beth-Maachah or Abel-Beth-Maacah - Abel-beth-maachah is identified with the modern Abil el-Oamh, twelve miles north of Lake Huleh near Dan
Ekron - The most northerly of the five cities of the Philistines, Joshua 13:3; in the lowlands of Judah, Joshua 15:11; conquered by Judah, Joshua 15:45; allotted to Dan, Joshua 19:43; reconquered by Samuel, 1 Samuel 5:10; 1 Samuel 7:14; again a Philistine city, 1 Samuel 17:52; 2 Kings 1:2; Jeremiah 25:20; Amos 1:8; Zechariah 9:5; now called Akir, on a hill 12 miles southeast of Joppa, a wretched village of about 50 mud hovels
Zorah - Zorah (zô'rah), and Zoreah (zô're-ah), hornet's town, and Zareah (zâ're-ah), Nehemiah 11:29, a town in the low country of Judah—afterward assigned to Dan, Joshua 15:33; Joshua 19:41; the birthplace and burialplace of Samson. From Zorah the Danites sent spies to search the land for a place of inheritance
Baal, Baalah, Baalath - An unknown town of Dan ( Joshua 19:44 )
Beersheba - It became a part of Simeon's lot, Joshua 19:1,2 ; and after the settlement of the land it is constantly referred to as the most southern part of the land possessed, as Dan is pointed to as the most northern; thus 'from Dan to Beer-sheba' was the common expression for the whole territory even in the days of Solomon
Camp And Encamp - And on the north side was the camp of Dan, in the order of Dan, Asher, and Naphtali
Iron (2) - Argob contains abundant ironstone. Merchants of Dan and Javan (perhaps rather Vedan, now Aden, a Greek settlement in Arabia) supplied Tyre with polished or "bright iron. " "Dan and Javan" may mean all peoples, whether near, as the Israelite Dan, or far off; as the Greeks or "Javan" conveyed these products to Tyre's markets. (See Dan. " Iron symbolizes the fourth kingdom in Nebuchadnezzar's vision (Daniel 2), namely, Rome. As it "breaketh in pieces," so, in righteous retribution, itself will be "broken in pieces" at last by the kingdom of the Stone, Messiah the Rock (Daniel 2:40; Daniel 2:44; Revelation 13:10)
Bersabee - The expression "Dan to Bersabee" was used to denote the entire length of Palestine (Judges 1:20)
Geba - "From Geba to Beersheba" expressed the whole extent of the kingdom of Judah, just as "from Dan to Beersheba" described the whole length of Palestine (2 Kings 23:8 )
Azarel - Leader of tribe of Dan under David (1 Chronicles 27:22 )
Gibbethon - ” City in the tribal territory of Dan (Joshua 19:44 ) but assigned to the Levites (Joshua 21:23 )
Beersheba - The expression "Dan to Bersabee" was used to denote the entire length of Palestine (Judges 1:20)
Shelomith - Daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan
ek'Ron - (Joshua 15:45,46 ; Judges 1:18 ) Afterwards we find it mentioned among the cities of Dan
Ben'Jamin, the Land of - That given to Benjamin formed almost a parallelogram, of about 26 miles in length by 12 in breadth, lying between Ephraim, the Jordan, Judah and Dan. The general level of this part of Palestine is not less than 2000 feet above the Mediterranean or than 3000 feet above the valley of the Jordan, the surrounding country including a large number of eminences--almost every one of which has borne some part in the history of the tribe--and many torrent beds and deep ravines
Shelomith - Woman of tribe of Dan whose son cursed the divine name, thus being guilty of blasphemy
Myrtle - There are many near Bethlehem and about Hebron, especially near Dewir Dan, the ancient Debir
Laish - It was spied out by the Danites as a place for their dwelling after the Philistines forced them from the coastal region. After finding it suitable, the Danites invaded Laish and renamed the city and area Dan
Elon - A town in the territory of Dan, now unknown ( Joshua 19:43 )
Iron - The market of Tyre was supplied with bright or polished iron by the merchants of Dan and Javan. Iron ore is now abundant in northern Palestine
Abelbethmaachah - A city of importance in the extreme North of Palestine in the lot of Naphtali or Manassth: it is mentioned with Ijon and Dan
Caesarea Philippi - After it was subdued by the Danites, Judges 5:29 , it received the name of Dan; and is by Heathen writers called Paneas. It was situated at the foot of Mount Hermon, near the head of the Jordan; and was about fifty miles from Damascus, and thirty from Tyre
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Son of Jeroham, and prince of the tribe of Dan when David numbered the people
Calf - ...
Ages after this, Jeroboam, king of Israel, set up two idol calves, one at Dan, and the other at Bethel, that he might thus prevent the ten tribes from resorting to Jerusalem for worship (1 Kings 12:28 ). The calf at Dan was carried away in the reign of Pekah by Tiglath-pileser, and that at Bethel ten years later, in the reign of Hoshea, by Shalmaneser (2 Kings 15:29 ; 17:33 )
be-er'-Sheba, - According to the first, the well was dug by Abraham, and the name given to Judah, ( Joshua 15:28 ) and then to Simeon, (Joshua 19:2 ; 1 Chronicles 4:28 ) In the often-quoted "from Dan even unto Beersheba," (Judges 20:1 ) it represents the southern boundary of Canaan, as Dan the northern
Ajalon or Aijalon - A town in the tribe of Dan, assigned to the Levites, sons of Kohath, Joshua 21:24
Benjamin, Tribe of - Moses pronounced a special blessing upon this tribe (Deuteronomy 33), which at the division of the territory of Chanaan under Josue, obtained its share between the frontiers of Ephraim, Dan, and Juda (Joshua 18)
Merodach-Baladan - (mih roh' dak-bal' uh Dan) Personal name meaning, “god Marduk gave an heir. Merodach-baladan sent envoys to King Hezekiah of Judah (Isaiah 39:1 ; 2 Kings 20:12-13 ), who inventoried the palace treasures. Merodach-baladan continued to rebel against the Assyrians, coming out of exile more than once to oppose the kings of Nineveh
Jordan - It takes its name from Jor, a spring, and Dan, a small town near the source of Jor. Some have called it Jordan: and they say it means the river of judgment, from Dun, judgment. Numberless are the meditations it affords to the regenerate, in the many sacred events which have taken place at and on the banks of Jordan
Ajalon Aijalon - It was in the lot of Dan, Joshua 21:24 ; but being a border city it is also connected with Benjamin, 1 Chronicles 8:13 ; or with Ephraim, 1 Chronicles 6:69 ; or with Judah and Benjamin, when Rehohoam fortified the city
Tribe of Benjamin - Moses pronounced a special blessing upon this tribe (Deuteronomy 33), which at the division of the territory of Chanaan under Josue, obtained its share between the frontiers of Ephraim, Dan, and Juda (Joshua 18)
Golden Calf - The latter reference states that Jeroboam I constructed at Bethel and Dan two golden bulls, which were probably meant to represent the pedestals of God's throne. See Aaron ; Bethel ; Bull ; Dan ; Exodus ; Jeroboam I; Moses ; Yahweh
Sama'Ria, Country of - Samaria at first included all the tribes over which Jeroboam made himself king, whether east or west of the river Jordan. In all probability the territory of Simeon and that of Dan were very early absorbed in the kingdom of Judah. Samaria (the city) and a few adjacent cities or villages only represented that dominion which had once extended from Bethel to Dan northward, and from the Mediterranean to the borders of Syria and Ammon eastward. In New Testament times Sa maria was bounded northward by the range of hills which commences at Mount Carmel on the west, and, after making a bend to the southwest, runs almost due east to the valley of the Jordan, forming the southern border of the plain of Esdraelon. Thus it comprehended the ancient territory of Ephraim and that of Manasseh west of Jordan
Path - Genesis 49:17 (b) Those who study the life of Dan, and the tribe of Dan, will find that he acted just as this type indicates
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A Levite, son of Gersam the son of Moses, who started an idolatrous worship in the house of Michas and then in the tribe of Dan when it migrated northward (Judges 17; 18)
Adder - " This may have been the yellow viper, the Daboia xanthina, the largest and most Dangerous of the vipers of Palestine. Dan is compared to this serpent, which springs from its hiding-place on the passer-by
Joppa - A town on the southwest coast of Palestine, in the territory of Dan. The harbor, though always as now a Dangerous one, became the port of Jerusalem in the days of Solomon, and has been ever since
Hermon - It towers high above the ancient border city of Dan and the fountains of the Jordan, and is the most conspicuous and beautiful mountain in Palestine or Syria
Ekron - It fell to the lot of Judah, and then passed to Dan
Asher - The place of this tribe during the march through the desert was between Dan and Naphtali (Numbers 2:27 ). Asher and Simeon were the only tribes west of the Jordan which furnished no hero or judge for the nation
Simeon, the Tribe of - It lay in the south-west of the land, with Judah on the east and Dan on the north; but whether it was a compact territory or not cannot be determined. Like Reuben on the east of Jordan, this tribe had little influence on the history of Israel
Gath-Rimmon - Town in tribal territory of Dan (Joshua 19:45 ) and set aside for Levites (Joshua 21:24 )
Timnah - Town assigned to Dan (Joshua 19:43 ), located on the southern border with Judah (Joshua 15:10 )
Palestine - Denotes, in the Old Testament, the country of the Philistines, which was that part of the land of promise extending along the Mediterranean Sea on the varying western border of Simeon, Judah, and Dan, Exodus 15:14 Isaiah 14:29,31 Joel 3:4 . Palestine, taken in later usage in a more general sense, signifies the whole country of Canaan, as well beyond as on this side of the Jordan; though frequently it is restricted to the country on this side that river; so that in later times the words Judea and Palestine were synonymous
Golan - of Jordan (Joshua 20:8; Joshua 21:27). Jordan, from the sea of Galilee to its source at Dan and Caesarea Philippi, was its western boundary
Enchanter - The noun appears only twice in biblical Hebrew, and only in the Book of Daniel. ...
In the Bible, 'ashshâph first occurs in Dan
Beth-Shemesh - It lay fifteen miles west of Jerusalem, near the border of Dan and of the Philistines, Joshua 15:10 1 Samuel 6:12
Shaft - This may possibly be a different word, as in German it is written schacht, Dan
Joppa - Town and sea-port in the tribe of Dan
Iron - David prepared it in great abundance for the temple (1 Chronicles 22:3 : 29:7 ). The merchants of Dan and Javan brought it to the market of Tyre (Ezekiel 27:19 )
Timnah - At one time it was counted in the territory of Dan ( Joshua 19:43 ), but at another it was in Philistine possession ( Judges 14:1 )
Micah - A shortened form of Micaiah, who is like Jehovah?
A man of Mount Ephraim, whose history so far is introduced in Judges 17 , apparently for the purpose of leading to an account of the settlement of the tribe of Dan in Northern Palestine, and for the purpose also of illustrating the lawlessness of the times in which he lived (Judges 18 ; 19:1-29 ; 21:25 ). ...
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A descendant of Joel the Reubenite (1 Chronicles 5:5 )
Jeroham - Father of leader of tribe of Dan under David (1 Chronicles 27:22 )
Bilhah - Rachel having no children gave Bilhah to her husband Jacob, who by the latter had two sons, Dan and Naphtali (Genesis 30:1-8; Genesis 35:25; Genesis 46:25; 1 Chronicles 7:13)
Nadab - While engaged with all Israel in laying siege to Gibbethon, a town of southern Dan (Joshua 19:44 ), a conspiracy broke out in his army, and he was slain by Baasha (1 Kings 15:25-28 ), after a reign of two years (B
Samson - (Σαμψών)...
Samson was the popular hero of the tribe of Dan who began to deliver Israel from the Philistines, the Nazirite whose secret of strength lay in his hair, the blinded giant who prayed for power to avenge himself and his country in the hour of his death (Judges 13-16)
Bilhah - ]'>[2] )); the mother of Dan and Naphtali ( Genesis 30:4 ; Genesis 30:7 (JE Aijalon - Originally of Dan; which tribe, however, could not dispossess the Amorites (Judges 1:35)
Ammiel - The spy representing the tribe of Dan whom Moses sent to spy out the Promised Land
Caesarea-Philippi - A city three or four miles east of Dan, near the eastern source of the Jordan; anciently called Paneas, now Banias, from an adjacent grotto dedicated to Pan, from which one of the sources of the Jordan flowed
Jeroboam - Rather he became the example of evil kings in Israel because he built temples in Dan and Bethel with golden calves representing God's presence. All the following northern kings suffered the biblical writers' condemnation because they walked in the ways of Jeroboam, encouraging worship at Dan and Bethel (see for example 1Kings 15:26,1 Kings 15:34 ; 1Kings 16:19,1 Kings 16:31 )
Naphtali - Thus allied to Dan (Genesis 35:25). On march Naphtali was north of the tabernacle, next Dan his kinsman, and Asher (Numbers 2:25-31), together forming "the camp of Dan," hindmost or rearward of all the camps (Numbers 10:25). Naphtali had its portion between the coastland strip of Asher and the upper Jordan. Dan shortly after sent a number from his less desirable position next the Philistines to seek a settlement near his kinsman Napthtali in the far north. of Naphtali; trans-jordanic Manasseh on the E. Thus, Naphtali had the well watered district about Banias and the springs of the Jordan
Beth-Shemesh -
A sacerdotal city in the tribe of Dan (Joshua 21:16 ; 1 Samuel 6:15 ), on the north border of Judah (Joshua 15:10 ). ...
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A city between Dothan and the Jordan, near the southern border of Issachar (Joshua 19:22 ), 7 1/2 miles south of Beth-shean. ...
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One of the fenced cities of Naphtali ( Joshua 19:38 ), between Mount Tabor and the Jordan
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3: δάνειον (Strong's #1156 — Noun Neuter — Daneion — Dan'-i-on ) "a loan" (akin to Danos, "a gift"), is translated "debt" in Matthew 18:27 (RV, marg. Daneizo, "to lend," and Daneistes, "a money-lender, a creditor
Calves, Golden - Similarly, Jeroboam placed calves in Dan and Bethel for the Northern Kingdom to use in its worship of Yahweh (1 Kings 12:28 ) so the people would not have to go to Jerusalem, the southern capital, to worship
Belteshazzar - This name was given to Daniel by the Chaldeans in the time of the captivity. (Daniel 1:7) And no doubt, the design was evil; that he might in it lose sight both of his own name, and with it the remembrance of the Lord God of his fathers. And what a change it was! Daniel, a compound of Dan, judgment; and I, E1, my God: my judgment is with God, or God is my judge. From Daniel's history, it should seem to convey the idea, as though the name Belteshazzar was given to him in compliment, on account of his great wisdom; but there can be but little question, that the great object was, that he might, in time, forget the Lord God of Israel, and be incorporated with the Chaldeans
Nebuchadnezzar - We have much said in Scripture concerning this monarch, in the book of Daniel. Various have been the opinions of men concerning the wonderful change wrought upon Nebuchadnezzar, as related Daniel 4:28; Dan 4:33; but, after all that hath been said on this subject, the matter stands just where the Scriptures have left it
Ajalon - A town in the tribe of Dan, assigned to the Levites, sons of Kohath, Joshua 19:42; Joshua 21:24; Judges 1:35, and a city of refuge
Samson - The son of Manoah, of the tribe of Dan, a deliverer and judge of the southern tribes of the Hebrews for twenty years, Judges 13:1 ; 16:31
Until - He and his sons were priests of the tribe of Dan, until the day of the captivity
Naph'Tali - (Numbers 26:48-50 ) During the march through the wilderness Naphtali occupied a position on the north of the sacred tent with Dan and Asher. On the west lay Asher, on the south Zebulun, and on the east the transjordanic Manasseh
Naphtali, Tribe of - Along with Dan and Asher they formed "the camp of Dan," under a common standard (2:25-31), occupying a place during the march on the north side of the tabernacle. It lay in the north-eastern corner of the land, bounded on the east by the Jordan and the lakes of Merom and Galilee, and on the north it extended far into Coele-Syria, the valley between the two Lebanon ranges
Judah - The whole southern part of Palestine fell to Judah's lot; but the tribes of Simeon and Dan possessed many cities which at first were given to Judah
Nadab - Slain, in fulfilment of Ahijah the Shilonite's prophecy, by the conspirator Baasha, while besieging Gibbethon of Dan (Joshua 19:44; Joshua 21:23)
Ajalon -
A town and valley originally assigned to the tribe of Dan, from which, however, they could not drive the Amorites (Judges 1:35 )
Nebo - and the Lord showed him all the land of Gilead unto Dan. A city east of the Jordan; rebuilt by the Gadites, Numbers 32:3; Numbers 32:38; Numbers 33:47; captured by the Moabites
Angel - The only angels mentioned by name are Gabriel (Daniel 8:16; Dan 9:21 ), Michael (Daniel 10:13,21; 112:1), and Lucifer (Luke 10:18). Michael is always mentioned in the context of battle (Daniel 10:13) and Gabriel as a messenger (Luke 1:26)
Naphtali - The name also often includes his descendants, and the territory which they possessed. ...
Their possession, which was mountainous and fertile, was in the north with the upper Jordan on the east and Asher in the west. Ijon, which was farther north than Dan, was in their land. He responded at once, and his army smote Ijon, and Dan, and Abel-maim, and all the store cities of Naphtali. This tribe was the first of those on the west of the Jordan to be carried away captive by Tiglath-pileser, king of Assyria. The prophecy seems to say that Zebulun and Nephthalim were beyond the Jordan; but some judge that three districts are alluded to; Zebulun and Nephthalim; the way of the sea beyond the Jordan; and Galilee of the Gentiles. But others judge that only the district on the west of the Jordan is alluded to. When the Lord Jesus was on earth, the great light was shed on both sides of the Jordan, though the west was more especially the scene of His ministry
Naphtali - In the march through the desert Naphtali formed with Dan and Asher the ‘Camp of Dan,’ which constituted a total of 157,000 men of war. ...
While the genealogical lists cannot he relied on, there is no apparent reason for linking together Dan and Naphtali. Southward it extended along the Jordan until it reached the point below the Sea of Galilee where the Wady el-Bireh joins the Jordan. 413) ‘vie with one another in praising the soil and climate of the territory owned by Naphtali: it was abundantly irrigated; and its productions rich and varied. , whom Solomon brought from Tyre to work on the house of Jahweh, was the son of a widow of the tribe of Naphtali Judges, Book of - , the migration of Dan (17,18) and the crime of the Benjamites, with the frightful war that followed (19-21)
Hiram - He was the son of a widow of Dan, and of a Tyrian father. ) He cast the magnificent brazen works for Solomon's temple in clay-beds in the valley of Jordan, between Succoth and Zarthan
Eshtaol - A town in the shephelah or low country of Judah (Joshua 15:33; Joshua 19:41), allotted to Daniel On the Philistine border between Azotus and Askelon. Between the Danite towns Zorah and Eshtaol and behind Kirjath Jearim was Mahaneh-Dan, the standing camp of the little host exposed to constant warfare with the Philistines; a neighborhood well calculated to train Samson for his after encounters with that race
Beersheba - From Dan to Beersheba, a distance of about 144 miles (Judges 20:1 ; 1 Chronicles 21:2 ; 2 Samuel 24:2 ), became the usual way of designating the whole Promised Land, and passed into a proverb
Gershom - Many manuscripts of Judges 18:30 list Jonathan, Gershom's son and Moses' grandson, as founder of the priesthood in the sanctuary at Dan (NIV, NRSV, REB), though the traditional printed Hebrew text reads Manasseh rather than Moses (KJV, NAS)
Ekron - Afterward in Dan (Joshua 19:43); but the Philistines permanently appropriated it (1 Samuel 5:10; 1 Samuel 17:52; Jeremiah 25:20)
Aholah - , "she (Samaria, or the northern kingdom of Israel) has a tabernacle of her own"; namely, Jeroboam's golden calves of Dan and Bethel; "will worship" (Colossians 2:23)
Hiram - His father was a man of Tyre, and he is called "the son of a woman of the daughters of Dan" in 2 Chronicles 2:14 ; but in 1 Kings 7:14 it reads "a widow's son of the tribe of Naphtali," which may mean that her husband was a man of Naphtali
Magi - " In this sense Daniel was called master of the 'magicians,' but which others translate as 'scribes. ' Dan, 4:9. By the scattering of the Jews they may have heard of the prophecy of Balaam (Numbers 24:17 ) or of Daniel's prophecy
Legion, Thundering - de Legione Fulminatrice, which is subjoined to his AEgyptiaca, in defense of this miracle; as also, what is alleged against it by Dan Lauroque, in a discourse upon that subject subjoined to the Adversaria Sucra of Matt
Aij'Alon - It was originally allotted to the tribe of Dan, (Joshua 19:42 ) Authorized Version, AJALON, which tribe, however, was unable to dispossess the Amorites of the place
Beer-Sheba - In the often-quoted "from Dan even to Beersheba," Judges 2:1, it represents the southern boundary of Canaan, as San the northern
Jonathan - A Levite, son of Gershom, and grandson of Moses, who after the death of Joshua impiously served as a priest, first to Micah, and then to the Danites in Laish or Dan, where his posterity succeeded him until the captivity, Judges 17:1-18:31
Serpent - The poisonous character of the serpent is alluded to in Jacob's blessing on Dan (Genesis 49:17 ; see Proverbs 30:18,19 ; James 3:7 ; Jeremiah 8:17 )
Kohath - Samuel was Kohathite, and therefore so was Heman the singer, Samuel's descendant. Their inheritance was in Manasseh, Ephraim, and Dan (1 Chronicles 6:61-70; Joshua 21:5; Joshua 21:20-26)
Jehonathan - Founder of priesthood at worship place in Dan (Judges 18:30 ). Earliest Hebrew scribes noted that Jonathan was a descendant of Moses, but the present Hebrew text says Manasseh
Hamath, Hemath - It was more than a hundred miles farther north than Dan, but it became tributary to Solomon and he built store cities there
Ekron - A city in the Philistine Pentapolis, not conquered by Joshua ( Joshua 13:3 ), but theoretically a border city of Judah ( Joshua 15:11 ) and Dan ( Joshua 19:43 ); said, in a passage which is probably an interpolation, to have been smitten by Judah ( Judges 1:18 )
Israelites - After the division, in order to prevent the ten tribes from repairing to Jerusalem to worship, the two golden calves were set up, at Bethel and Dan, and thus idolatry was established in those tribes, and corruption and ungodliness increased more rapidly than in Judah
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EPHRAIM, with Manasseh and Benjamin, ...
Dan, with Asher and Naphtali
Tribes of Israel, the - Jacob's sons through Zilpah, Leah's maid, were Gad and Asher (Genesis 30:9-13 ), while Bilhah, the maid of Rachel, bore Dan and Naphtali (Genesis 30:1-8 ). While there are details of that history that we do not clearly understand and other groups simply referred to as “a mixed multitude” (Exodus 12:38 ) that were perhaps incorporated into the nation, the central focus is always on the “tribes of Israel,” the descendants of Jacob. As the tribes approached the land of Canaan and allotments were made to each tribe, the tribe of Reuben along with Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh occupied the Transjordan, that is the highland plateau region east of the Jordan River (Joshua 13:8-31 ); compare Numbers 32:1 : 1-5,33-42 ). See Transjordan . The northern boundary of Judah was marked by the territories of Benjamin and Dan. They were located west of the Jordan in the region just south of the Sea of Galilee stretching on down to the Valley of Jezreel. Ephraim's territory consisted of the region just north of Dan and Benjamin and ran from the Jordan River on the east to the Mediterranean Sea on the west. The tribe of Manasseh occupied terrihytory both east and west of the Jordan River. Manasseh's terrotory east of the Jordan included the regions of Gilead and Bashan and most likely extended from the Jabbok River to near Mount Hermon. Manasseh's territory west of the Jordan was located north of Ephraim. For instance the sons of Machir, Manasseh's son took the land of Gilead and drove out the Amorites who occupied it ( Numbers 32:39 ; compare Judges 5:14 ); while other descendants of Manasseh engaged in the activities of the conquest elsewhere (Numbers 32:41-42 ). Perhaps Gideon is the most familiar of the descendants of Manasseh (Judges 6:12-15 ). Benjamin's tribal territory was a small area west of the Jordan, sandwiched between Ephraim to the north and Judah to the south (Joshua 18:11-28 ). Dan was the fifth son of Jacob and the first of two sons by Bilhah, Rachel's maid (Genesis 30:5-8 ). Therefore, Dan and Naphtali were full-blooded brothers and are often mentioned together (Genesis 46:23-24 ; Exodus 1:4 ). The tribe of Dan originally occupied the territory just west of Benjamin with Ephraim on the north and Judah and the Philistines on the south (Joshua 19:40-48 ). The pressure and harassment the people of Dan experienced from the Philistines is reflected in the stories of Samson, the Danite, and his encounters with them (Judges 13-16 ). The people of Dan captured the city and renamed it Dan (Judges 18:29 ). See Dan . Naphtali was the sixth son of Jacob and younger full-blooded brother of Dan (Genesis 30:6-8 ). During the tribal period the tribe of Naphtali occupied the broad strip of land west of the Jordan in the area of Lake Hula and the Sea of Chinnereth (Galilee). This band of land ran from Issachar and Zebulun in the south to near Dan in the north (Joshua 19:32-39 ). The tribe's territory was the east side of the Jordan River and the Dead Sea, including a part of the region called Gilead ( Judges 19:1 ; Joshua 13:24-28 ), extending from the region of the Jabbok River in the north to the region of the Arnon River in the south. Perhaps such raids were prompted by the fact that Gad occupied some of the best land in the Transjordan (Deuteronomy 33:20-21 )
Dedan - (dee' Dan) Personal and place name of unknown meaning. Here as in Genesis 10:27 , Dedan's brother is Sheba. Three otherwise unknown Arabian tribes descended from Dedan, according to Genesis 25:3 . Nabonidus, king of Babylon (556-539), left control of his kingdom to his son Belshazzar and worked in Arabia for a period, controlling Dedan among other cities. Dedan was a caravan center for incense trade (Isaiah 21:13 ). Isaiah warned the traders from Dedan to avoid the regular caravan stations and spend the night in the wilderness. Jeremiah warned merchants from Dedan working or staying in Edom to flee the country because God was bringing judgment on it (Jeremiah 49:8 ). Ezekiel warned Edom that their soldiers fleeing even to Dedan would be struck down (Ezekiel 25:13 ). In judging Tyre, Ezekiel noted they, too, traded with Dedan (Ezekiel 27:15 ,Ezekiel 27:15,27:20 )
Calf, Golden - After the secession of the ten northern tribes, Jeroboam, with a view to turn his new subjects away from the temple of Jerusalem, and at the same time to cater to their naturalistic propensities, set up golden calves at Dan and Bethel (3Kings 12)
Geba - as "from Dan to Beersheba" expresses all Israel and Judah from N
Jonathan - A son of Gershom and a Levite, who impiously served as a priest, first to Micah, and then to the Danites in Laish or Dan
Golden Calf - After the secession of the ten northern tribes, Jeroboam, with a view to turn his new subjects away from the temple of Jerusalem, and at the same time to cater to their naturalistic propensities, set up golden calves at Dan and Bethel (3Kings 12)
Seer - " Thus of Samuel it is said that"all Israel, from Dan even to Beersheba, knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of the Lord
Ephraim - It extended from the Mediterranean across to the Jordan, north of the portions of Dan and Benjamin and included Shiloh, Shechem, etc. ...
The FOREST of Ephraim, where Absalom lost his life, was on the east side of the Jordan, near Mahanaim, 2 Samuel 18:6-8 . It is supposed to be the present Taiyibeh, on a hill overlooking the Jordan valley, five miles northeast of Bethel
Her'Mon - (1 Chronicles 5:23 ) It stands at the southern end, and is the culminating point of the anti-Libanus range; it towers high above the ancient border city of Dan and the fountains of the Jordan, and is the most conspicuous and beautiful mountain in Palestine or Assyria
om'ri - ) Omri was engaged in the siege of Gibbethon situated in the tribe of Dan, which had been occupied by the Philistines. (1 Chronicles 7:8 ) ...
A descendant of Pharez the son of Judah, (1 Chronicles 9:4 ) ...
Son of Michael, and chief of the tribe of Issachar in the reign of David
Hiram - "Son of a widow of Naphtali," but in 2 Chronicles 2:13-14, of one "of the daughters of Dan," i. she was by birth a Danite, and married into Naphtali. When her husband died she married again, as widow of a Naphtalite, a Tyrian to whom she bore Hiram Blunt (Undesigned Coincidences) makes her of the colony Dan or Laish in Naphtali, bordering on Sidoninn or Tyrian territory
ad'Der - ...
Shephipon occurs only in ( Genesis 49:17 ) where it is used to characterize the tribe of Dan. The habit of lurking int he sand and biting at the horse's heels here alluded to suits the character of a well-known species of venomous snake, and helps to identify it with the celebrated horned viper, the asp of Cleopatra (Cerastes ), which is found abundantly in the dry sandy deserts of Egypt, Syria and Arabia
Beersheba - The expression ‘from Dan to Beersheba’ meant ‘from the northern boundary to the southern’ (Judges 20:1; 2 Samuel 3:10; 2 Samuel 17:11; 2 Samuel 24:2; 1 Kings 4:25)
Calf Worship - ...
The rites of Mnevis' feast at Heliopolis, boisterous revelry, Dancing, offerings, etc. Jeroboam's calves, which his exile in Egypt familiarized him with, and which he subsequently set up at Dan and Bethel similarly, were not set up to oppose Jehovah's worship, but to oppose His worship by Jeroboam's subjects at Jerusalem, lest they should thereby be alienated from him (1 Kings 12:26-29). As having the original cherubim in the temple at Jerusalem, she did not need the copies at Dan and Bethel. Tiglath Pileser carried away the calf at Daniel Shalmaneser, 10 years later, carried away that at Bethel (2 Kings 15:29; 2 Kings 17:6)
Can, May - The word may indicate a positive sense: “If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us …” (Dan. 59:1-2) and will (Dan
Head - 3:15), and a statue “head” (Dan. In Dan. Dan. ” Dan. 11:41 exhibits the nuance of “some”: “… But these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief [5] of the children of Ammon” (Dan
Israel - The twelve sons of Jacob became the heads of the twelve tribes, and they and their descendants were called the children of Israel, or simply Israel. Though Israel was reckoned as ten tribes, it is most probable that the portion of Simeon, being situated on the extreme south, was united to Judah, as well as the territory of Dan in the S. , though the people of Simeon may have scattered themselves among the other tribes, and those of Dan have gone north and joined their tribe there. He, on the contrary, to prevent the people going to Jerusalem, immediately set up the golden calves at Dan and at Bethel. 740 the two and a half tribes east of the Jordan were carried into captivity, and Israel became tributary to Assyria
Joppa - Beauty, a town in the portion of Dan (Joshua 19:46 ; A
Micah - After some time, representatives of the tribe of Dan stopped at Micah’s house while on a journey north in search of a new tribal homeland (Judges 18:1-6). When the Danites later moved north to settle, they again visited Micah
Banner - When the Israelites left Sinai for the land of Canaan, they marched under the banner of four major tribes: Judah, Reuben, Ephraim, and Dan (Numbers 10:1 )
Girdle - Daniel 10:5, a similar passage, where ‘pure gold of Uphaz’ Judah Territory of - A portion of the northwestern part was also given to Dan
Heel - ...
Genesis 49:17 (a) We may learn from this figure that Dan would be deceitful and underhanded in his dealings with others so that he would be a hinderer, a disturber of the peace, and would prevent the prosperity and progress of others
Ekron - ...
Ekron was assigned to both Judah (Joshua 15:11 ,Joshua 15:11,15:45-46 ) and Dan (Joshua 19:43 ) in the tribal allotments
Lion - ’...
Lions have been extinct in Palestine since the time of the Crusades, but evidently were once plentiful, especially in the thickets along the Jordan (Jeremiah 49:19 ; Jeremiah 50:44 , Zechariah 11:3 ). They were a source of Danger to men ( 1 Kings 13:24 f. Metaphorically, Judah is described as a lion in Genesis 49:9 , Dan in Deuteronomy 33:22 , and Israel in Numbers 23:24 ; Numbers 24:9 ; but in the NT the lion is usually typical of Satan ( 1 Peter 5:8 ; ct
Jehu - For his services he received a divine promise, that his descendants, for four generations, should possess the throne. He erred in allowing the golden calves at Dan and Bethel to remain. A descendant of Judah. A descendant of Simeon
Seraiah - The high priest under king Zedekiah; taken by Nebuzaradan, captain of the Babylonian guard, and slain at Riblah (2 Kings 25:18; 1 Chronicles 6:14; Jeremiah 52:24). Glassius translated "prince of Menuchah" (on the borders of Judah and Dan, called also Menahath), margin 1 Chronicles 2:52
Ephraim - The territory of Ephraim lay in the centre of Canaan, south of Manasseh and north of Benjamin and Dan, extending from the Jordan to the Mediterranean Sea. It lay east of the Jordan, in Gilead, near Mahanaim
Gilead or Galeed - Genesis 31:45-48 , the mound of witness, lay east of the Jordan, in the mountainous tract which runs from mount Hermon southward, between the Jordan and Arabia Deserta. ...
The name Gilead is sometimes put for the whole country east of the Jordan. Thus, in Deuteronomy 34:1 , God is said to have showed Moses, from mount Nebo, "all the land of Gilead unto Dan
Judea - First so-called as a "province" of Persia (Daniel 5:13; Ezra 5:8; Nehemiah 11:3; Esther 8:9). of Jordan, S. of Samaria (though "beyond Jordan" is vaguely included in it Mark 10:1, and Galilee Luke 23:5). 3, section 5), Jardan its southern boundary: comprising the territory of Judah, Dan, Simeon, and Benjamin, 100 miles long, 60 broad
Encampment - Ephraim, Manasseh, and Benjamin, Rachel's descendants, formed the third camp. Dan, oldest of the handmaids' children, with Asher and Naphtali, handmaids' children, formed the fourth camp. , represents Judah taking the lead in the march out of the wilderness of Sinai, Reuben was next, Ephraim was next, and Dan was rearward
Beer-Sheba - ...
Beer-sheba is mentioned idiomatically twelve times to indicate the northern and southern extremes of Israel, “Dan to Beersheba” (2 Samuel 24:2 , 1 Kings 4:25 ). This idiom also served to show the extent of the reforms of three southern kings: Jehoshaphat (2 Chronicles 19:4 , “Beer-sheba to mount Ephraim”), Hezekiah (2 Chronicles 30:5 , “Beer-sheba even to Dan”), and Josiah (2 Kings 23:8 , “from Geba to Beer-sheba”). ...
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Gal'Ilee - The southern border ran along the base of Carmel and of the hills of Samaria to Mount Gilboa, and then descended the valley of Jezreel by Scythopolis to the Jordan. The river Jordan, the Sea of Galilee, and the upper Jordan to the fountain at Dan, formed the eastern border; and the northern ran from Dan westward across the mountain ridge till it touched the territory of the Phoenicians. " Lower Galilee included the great plain of Esdraelon with its offshoots, which ran down to the Jordan and the Lake of Tiberias, and the whole of the hill country adjoining it on the north to the foot of the mountain range. Upper Galilee embraced the whole mountain range lying between the upper Jordan and Phoenicia. --It is estimated that of the 1000 square miles in Palestine west of the Jordan, nearly one-third, almost 2000 square miles, belongs to Galilee
Assyria - The name of Merodach-baladan is also found. He attacked those on the east of the Jordan, and carried away the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh. He also made himself master of Babylonia; but this afterwards gained its independence under Merodach-baladan. Sargon defeated Merodach-baladan in Babylonia, but was assassinated in B. Joachim Menant, who gives as an instance one sign which may be read kal , rip , Dan, or lip , being one of the signs called 'polyphones. , his son 1280...
Bel-kudur-utsur (Belchadrezzar) his son 1260...
Assur-narara and Nebo-dan 1240...
Adar-pal-esar (Adar-pileser) 1220...
Assur-dan I. , his brother 1090...
Assur-rab-buri ?...
Assur-zalmati ? ...
Assur-dan II 930...
Rimmon-nirari II. 781...
Assur-dan III. 727...
Sargon, usurper 722...
Sennacherib of Khabigal, his son 705...
Esar-haddon, his son 681...
Assur-bani-pal (Sardanapalus) his son 668...
Assur-etil-ili-yukinni, his son ? 626...
Esar-haddon II
Numbering of the People - Besides the numbering of the tribes mentioned in the history of the wanderings in the wilderness, we have an account of a general census of the whole nation from Dan to Beersheba, which David gave directions to Joab to make (1 Chronicles 21:1 )
Lions - They had their lairs in the forests (Jeremiah 5:6 ; 12:8 ; Amos 3:4 ), in the caves of the mountains (Song of Solomon 4:8 ; Nahum 2:12 ), and in the canebrakes on the banks of the Jordan (Jeremiah 49:19 ; 50:44 ; Zechariah 11:3 ). The capital of Northern Dan received its name from this word
Galilee - The Assyrians took the north under Tiglath-pileser in 733 (2 Kings 15:29 ) and divided it into three districts—the western coast or “the way of the sea” with capital at Dor, Galilee with capital at Megiddo, and beyond Jordan or Gilead (Isaiah 9:1 ). The tribes of Naphtali, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, and Dan occupied the territory which covered approximately the forty-five-mile stretch between the Litani River in Lebanon and the Valley of Jezreel in Israel north to south and from the Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan River west to east
Javan - Son of Japheth, father of Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim (Genesis 10:2; Genesis 10:4). Greece, and her king Alexander, is prophetically mentioned (Daniel 8:21; Daniel 10:20; Daniel 11:2). However KJV yields good sense: all peoples, whether near as the Israelite "Dan" on the sea coast, or far off as" Javan," or the Greeks who "go to and fro," frequented thy fairs with "iron, cassia," etc
Beersheba - It is recognized as the southern boundary of Palestine in the frequent phrase ‘from Dan unto Beersheba’ ( Judges 20:1 etc
Jeroboam (1) - Fearing that his subjects, if they went up to Jerusalem to worship, would be alienated from him, he made two golden calves, placing one in Beth-el in the south, and the other in Dan in the north; and declared that these were the gods that had brought Israel out of Egypt
Joppa - It was theoretically assigned to the tribe of Dan ( Joshua 19:46 ), and is spoken of as a seaport in 2 Chronicles 2:16 and Ezra 3:7 Calf - Some centuries later Jeroboam set up golden calves at Dan and Bethel, which thus became and long continued to be centres of unhallowed worship
Abel - Most likely this "great stone" was a boundary mark, or an ancient monument, in Bethshemesh, on the confines of Judah, Dan, and Philistia
Jeroboam - " It was the idolatrous establishment of golden calves at Bethel and Dan that the people might worship there and not at Jerusalem. He followed up his father's successes over the Syrians, took Hamath and Damascus, and all the region east f the Jordan down to the Dead Sea, and advanced to its highest point the prosperity of that kingdom
Joppa - Situated in Dan, S
Adder - The same Hebrew word is translated 'asp' in Deuteronomy 32:33 ; Job 20:14,16 ; Isaiah 11:8 , simply pointing to it as poisonous or Dangerous. ' It lies in holes or ruts and darts upon an animal passing: and this well agrees with the above text, where Dan is compared to "an adder in the path that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward:" typical of apostasy and the power of Satan
Beersheba - The southern limit of the Holy Land, as Dan in the N. : "from Dan to Beersheba" (compare in David's census, 1 Chronicles 21:2; 2 Samuel 24:2-7) comprehends the whole
Nebo - of the Jordan. There can be no question that this description implies some point on the edge of the great platean of Moab, which drops steeply some 4000 feet to the Jordan Valley or the Dead Sea. of the Jordan at the point where the river enters the Dead Sea, and is one of the summits most easily ascended from the steppes of Moah. The view from each of these great points and from several others along the great mountain wall which encloses the Jordan Valley on the E. Westwards, on the other hand, it is blocked at from 30 to 40 miles by the great wall formed by the sharp declivity of the Judæan plateau to the Jordan Valley. the Mediterranean; nor is it possible to see more than about one-third of the country between Jordan and the Mediterranean. is inaccurate not only in mentioning specific features (the Mediterranean, Dan, probably Zoar) which are out of sight, but in giving the general impression that the view commanded the whole of Western Palestine, whereas it actually commands but a third. The difficulty could be in part overcome by considering Deuteronomy 34:2-3 (together with the words ‘of Gilead unto Dan’ in v
High Places - " The high places of Dan and Bethel were already sacred by usage; so Jeroboam found it easy to induce the people to forsake the temple and cherubim at Jerusalem for his calves in Dan and Bethel
Go Away, Leave - ” The first biblical occurrence of gâlâh carries this nuance: “And the children of Dan set up the graven image: and Jonathan … and his sons were priests to the tribe of Dan until the day of the captivity of the land” ( God - ...
In the Book of Daniel, ĕlâhh was used both of heathen “gods” and the one true “God” of heaven. The Chaldean priests told Nebuchadnezzar: “And it is a rare thing that the king requireth, and there is none other that can show it before the king, except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh” (Dan. The Chaldeans referred to such “gods” when reporting that Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego refused to participate in idol worship on the plain of Dura (Dan. The “gods” were enumerated by Daniel when he condemned Nebuchadnezzar’s neglect of the worship of Israel’s one true “God” (Dan. In Dan. 3:25, the word refers to a divine being or messenger sent to protect the three Hebrews (Dan. In Dan. Elsewhere the references to ĕlâhh are to the living “God” whom Daniel worshiped. Instead, He demanded a degree of obedience that would enable Abraham and his descendants to walk in His presence, and live blameless moral and spiritual lives ( Jonathan - The Rabbins changed this name into Manasseh "to screen the memory of the great lawgiver from the stain of having so unworthy an apostate among his near descendants. " He became priest of the idol image at Dan, and this office continued in his family till the Captivity. He is the last descendant of Eli of whom there is any record
Camp, Encampment - ”...
Each tribe also had its own camp: Numbers 2:3 speaks of “the camp of Judah”; Numbers 2:25 of “the camp of Dan
Omri - Besieged Gibbethon in Dan, the siege had some time before been begun by Nadab (1 Kings 15:27)
Judah the Kingdom of - The kingdom of Judah embraced not only the territory of the tribe of Judah (see below), but also included the larger part of Benjamin on the northeast, Dan on the northwest, and Simeon on the south
Jeroboam - He embellished the ancestral sanctuaries of Bethel and Dan with golden bulls, in continuance of early Israelite custom
Continuity - The “daily sacrifice” of Dan
Judges, Book of, - (Judges 19:1 ; 18:1 ) It records -- (a) The conquest of Laish by a portion of the tribe of Dan, and the establishment there of the idolatrous worship of Jehovah already instituted by Micah in Mount Ephraim. : ...
From the exodus to the passage of Jordan
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Pesha‛ can signify the punishment for transgression: “And a host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression …” (Dan. 8:12); “How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and [2] the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?” (Dan
Benjamin - Its eastern boundary was the Jordan. Dan intervened between it and the Philistines
God - and Dutch God; Dan
Samson - The son of Manoah of the tribe of Dan, Samson was a legendary hero who frequently did battle against the Philistines who, at that time, “had dominion over Israel” (Judges 14:4 )
Bull - ” The bull was closely associated with Baal and may have influenced Jeroboam to set up the golden bulls at Bethel and Dan (1 Kings 12:28 )
Mount Nebo - It was situated beyond Jordan. We are told that he saw from thence all the land of Gilead unto Dan, and all the land of Naphtali and Ephraim and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah unto the uttermost sea, together with the south and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, unto Zoar
Jehoash - While yet an infant, he was saved from the general massacre of the family by his aunt Jehosheba, and was apparently the only surviving descendant of Solomon (2 Chronicles 21:4,17 ). " He was afterwards involved in war with Amaziah, the king of Judah (2 Chronicles 25:23-24 ), whom he utterly defeated at Beth-shemesh, on the borders of Dan and Philistia, and advancing on Jerusalem, broke down a portion of the wall, and carried away the treasures of the temple and the palace
Bethel - When Abraham entered Canaan, one of his main camping places was near Bethel, in the hill country west of the lower Jordan. ...
When the Israelite kingdom split into two, Jeroboam, king of the breakaway northern kingdom, set up golden idols at Dan and Bethel, the northern and southern border towns of his kingdom
Tribes of Israel - The number 12 is an artificial one, as is seen from its application to the descendants of Ishmael ( Genesis 17:20 ; Genesis 25:13-15 ), of Nahor ( Genesis 22:20-24 ), and of Esau ( Genesis 36:15-19 ; Genesis 36:40-43 ). ]'>[2] ’s genealogy (Genesis 29:1-35 ; Genesis 30:1-43 ), is not 12 but 13, and in the following order:...
Leah tribes Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah 4 Bilhah (Rachel) tribes Dan, Naphtali 2 Zilpah (Leah) tribes Gad, Asher 2 Leah tribes Issachar, Zebulun 2 Rachel tribes Joseph = (Manasseh, Ephraim) 2 Benjamin (born in Palestine), Genesis 35:18 1 13 To obtain the number 12 from this scheme it is necessary to omit Levi, or to count Manasseh and Ephraim as one. Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher the Canaanite tribes of the concubines who were admitted to union with the other tribes owe their position also to these principles. History, however, gives us no record of Reuben’s priority in leadership, but assigns that rôle to Joseph, so that the primacy of the Reuben tribe must go back to an earlier time and to the East Jordan
Calf, Golden - With this end in view, perhaps also with the subsidiary purpose of reconciling the priesthood of the local sanctuaries to the new order of things, Jeroboam set up two golden ‘calves,’ one at Bethel and the other at Dan, the two most important sanctuaries, geographically and historically, in his realm ( 1 Kings 12:26-33 , 2 Chronicles 11:14 f. ]'>[2] ’) and at Bethel and Dan under the symbol of the golden bull
Jeroboam - He caused two golden calves to be made and set up at the two extremities of his kingdom, one at Dan and the other at Bethel. Ammon and Moab were reconquered, and the trans-Jordanic tribes were restored to their territory, 2 Kings 13:5; 1 Chronicles 5:17-22; but it was merely an outward restoration
Sea - 13); of the wild and restless condition of nations, Revelation 13:1 (see Revelation 17:1,15 ), where "he stood" (RV) refers to the dragon, not John (AV); from the midst of this state arises the beast, symbolic of the final gentile power dominating the federated nations of the Roman world (see Dan
Syria, Syrian - If from Dan to Beersheba be taken as the boundaries of Palestine, it leaves for Syria a district quite as large on its north, besides extending also to the Euphrates on the east. In connection with Rebekah the wife of Isaac, Laban (grandson of Nahor, Abraham's brother) 'the Syrian' is introduced, Genesis 25:20 ; Genesis 28:5 ; Genesis 31:20,24 ; and an Israelite, in presenting his basket of first-fruits, was instructed to confess before the Lord, "A Syrian ready to perish was my father," followed by a rehearsal of what God had done for the descendants of Jacob, and how He had brought them into the promised land
Timnah - Probably the same as TIMNATHAH of Dan (Joshua 19:43), and as the Timhah of Samson. Timnah when deserted by the Danite emigrants to Laish fell by turns to Judah and the Philistines
Hoshea (2) - " Tiglath Pileser had carried off the golden calf from Dan, and Shahnaneser from Bethel, in his first invasion (2 Kings 15:29; Hosea 10:14)
Kohathites - (koh' hath ite) The descendants of Kohath, the son of Levi (Exodus 6:16 ; see Kohath). The remaining Kohathites received ten cities from the tribes of Dan, Ephraim, and Manasseh (Joshua 21:5 ,Joshua 21:5,21:20-26 ; 1Chronicles 6:61,1 Chronicles 6:66-70 )
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(4) Shephiphon, from a root "to creep"; Jacob's image of Dan (Genesis 49:17), lurking on the road, and biting at the horses' heels; the Coluber cerastes, a small and very venomous snake of Egypt
Calf, Golden - The same sin was repeated by Jeroboam who was afraid of his people going up to Jerusalem to worship: he set up two calves, one in Bethel and one in Dan, and proclaimed, "Behold thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt
Jordan - ...
From the western base of a hill on which once stood the city of Dan, the northern border-city of Palestine, there gushes forth a considerable fountain called the Leddan, which is the largest fountain in Syria and the principal source of the Jordan. This is the other source of the Jordan, and has always been regarded by the Jews as its true source. It rushes down to the plain in a foaming torrent, and joins the Leddan about 5 miles south of Dan (Tell-el-Kady). It joins the main stream about a mile below the junction of the Leddan and the Banias. During this part of its course the Jordan has descended about 1,100 feet. ...
"In the whole valley of the Jordan from the Lake Huleh to the Sea of Galilee there is not a single settled inhabitant. ...
From the Sea of Galilee, at the level of 682 feet below the Mediterranean, the river flows through a long, low plain called "the region of Jordan" (Matthew 3:5 ), and by the modern Arabs the Ghor, or "sunken plain. " This section is properly the Jordan of Scripture. Down through the midst of the "plain of Jordan" there winds a ravine varying in breadth from 200 yards to half a mile, and in depth from 40 to 150 feet. Through it the Jordan flows in a rapid, rugged, tortuous course down to the Dead Sea. The total length of the Jordan from Banias is about 104 miles in a straight line, during which it falls 2,380 feet. It enters the Jordan about 20 miles north of Jericho. The first historical notice of the Jordan is in the account of the separation of Abraham and Lot (Genesis 13:10 ). "Lot beheld the plain of Jordan as the garden of the Lord. " Jacob crossed and recrossed "this Jordan" (32:10). ...
The Jordan is mentioned in the Old Testament about one hundred and eighty times, and in the New Testament fifteen times. The chief events in gospel history connected with it are (1) John the Baptist's ministry, when "there went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and were baptized of him in Jordan" (Matthew 3:6 ). ...
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Jesus also "was baptized of John in Jordan" (Mark 1:9 )
Israel, Kingdom of - ( 1 Kings 11:31,35 ) These were probably Joseph (Ephraim and Manasseh), Issachar, Zebulun, Asher, Naphtali, Benjamin, Dan, Simeon, Gad and Reuben; Levi being intentionally omitted. Eventually the greater part of Benjamin, and probably the whole of Simeon and Dan, were included as if by common consent in the kingdom of Judah. Abandoning the northern and transjordanic regions to the encroaching power of Assyria under Tiglath-pileser, he was very near subjugating Judah, with the help of Damascus, now the coequal ally of Israel
Jerobo'am - He caused two golden figures of Mnevis, the sacred calf, to be made and set up at the two extremities of his kingdom, one at Dan and the other at Bethel. ch (2 Kings 14:25 ) Ammon and Moab were reconquered, and the transjordanic tribes were restored to their territory, (2 Kings 13:5 ; 1 Chronicles 5:17-22 ) but it was merely an outward restoration
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Galilee - " In the time of our Lord, Galilee embraced more than one-third of Western Palestine, extending "from Dan on the north, at the base of Mount Hermon, to the ridges of Carmel and Gilboa on the south, and from the Jordan valley on the east away across the splendid plains of Jezreel and Acre to the shores of the Mediterranean on the west
Amorites - They preferred living in the hills and valleys that flank both sides of the Jordan River. Sihon and Og, two Amorite kings, resisted the Israelites' march to Canaan as they approached east of the Jordan (Numbers 21:21-35 ); but after the Israelite victory here, Gad, Reuben and half of Manasseh settled in the conquered area. West of the Jordan, the Amorites lived in the hills along with the Hivites, Hittites, and Jebusites (1 Kings 9:20-2194 ; Joshua 11:3 ); but specific identification of Amorite cities cannot be certain since the term “Amorite” is used often as a very general name for all the inhabitants of Canaan, as is “Canaanite” (e. Later, two other Amorite cities, Aijalon and Shaalbim, hindered the settlement of Dan near the Philistine border (Judges 1:34-36 ). ...
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Time - 18:22; Dan
Judea - With the increasing ascendency of that tribe the name of Judah covered a more extended territory, 2 Samuel 5:5 ; and after the secession of the ten tribes, the kingdom of Judah included the territory of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, with a part of that of Simeon and Dan. Josephus describes Judea in his day as bounded north by Samaria, east by the Jordan, west by the Mediterranean, and south by the territory of the Arabs. "The plain" refers usually to the low ground near the Jordan, 2 Samuel 2:29 2 Kings 25:4,5
Judah, Kingdom of - Joshua 19:1 And of Dan, ( 2 Chronicles 11:10 ) comp. The consummation of the ruin came upon its people in the destruction of the temple by the hand of Nebuzaradan, B
Host - God Himself is the commander of this “host” (Dan. ” In Dan. 10:1 the word is used for “conflict”: “In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a word was revealed to Daniel, who was named Belteshazzar
Shechem (1) - and to the Jordan on the E. 27-28) placed the Dan and Bethel of Jeroboam's calves on Mounts Ebal and Gerizim. ...
(1) The ruins below the western peak of Gerizim are still called Lozeh or Luz, the old name of Bethel; a western spur of Ebal has a site Amad ed Din, (possibly Joshua's altar on Ebal), bearing traces of the name Dan, and the hill is called Ras el Κady ("judgment" answering to the meaning of Dan). It is the center of trade between Jaffa and Beirut on one side, and the transjordanic region on the other
Idol - Perhaps a misguided King Jeroboam intended to represent Yahweh by the gold calves set up in his temples at Bethel and Dan when he led the northern tribes to secede from the kingdom inherited by Rehoboam (1 Kings 12:28-33 )
Merom, Waters of - 5:5, section 1) that Hazor was above lake Samochonitis, presuming that the battle was at Hazor and that Samochonitis ("high") (Arabic samaca ), as Merom (marom ) means height, so that the waters were called "Me-Merom," the higher waters, the uppermost of the Jordan lakes; but Keil makes Merom now Meirom, a village visited by Jewish pilgrims because Hillel and Shammai, noted rabbis, were buried there, two hours' journey N. The Ard el Huleh is a verdant, picturesque, and fertile plain, 16 miles long from N. ...
The spies of Dan truly characterized it "very good, a place where there is no want of anything that is in the earth" (Judges 18:9-10). the plain is crossed by broken high grounds through which by deep ravines the Jordan after passing through lake Huleh (four miles and a half long by three broad) descends 700 ft
Hiram - There is a discrepancy regarding his parentage: in 1 Kings 7:14 he is said to have been the son of a widow of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father a man of Tyre: according to 2 Chronicles 2:14 his mother belonged to the tribe of Dan, though here, too, his father was a Tyrian
Ship - I beg the reader before he goes farther to consult Numbers 24:24; Matthew 4:13-16; Ezekiel 27:1-36; Eze 28:1-26; Daniel 4:13; Dan 11:30. The limits to be observed in this Poor Man's Concordance will not allow me to enlarge. And which said goods are to be delivered in the like good order, at the said port (the act of God, the king's enemies, fire, and all and every other Dangers and accidents of the seas, rivers, and navigation, of whatever nature and kind soever, excepted
Favor - When a man does according to his own “will,” he does “what he desires”: “I saw the ram pushing westward, and northward, and southward; so that no beasts might stand before him, neither was there any that could deliver out of his hand; but he did according to his willand became great” (Dan
Commander - In the Book of Daniel, śar is used of “superhuman beings” or “patron angels. ” Thus, Michael is the “prince” of Judah (Dan. Daniel 8:25 speaks of a king who will arise and “stand up against the Prince of princes” (i
Samson - Judge of Israel for 20 years (Judges 15:20; Judges 16:31), namely, in the Danite region near Philistia. Judah and Dan, and perhaps all Israel, were subject then to the Philistines (Judges 13:1; Judges 13:5; Judges 15:9-11, "knowest thou not the Philistines are rulers over us?" Judges 15:20). ...
Fulfilling Jacob's prophecy of Dan, his tribe (Genesis 49:16-17). The history is taken probably from the tribe of Daniel
Theodotion, Otherwise Theodotus - Thus in these books we have fuller materials for learning the character of his version than that of either of the others; and still more in his version of Daniel, which has come down to us entire, having since before Jerome's time (how long before we are not told) superseded that of the LXX so completely that the latter was lost for centuries, and is now extant only in a single Greek copy, the Cod. in Dan. Indeed, the greater part of this Chisian Daniel cannot be said to deserve the name of a translation at all. Dan. 646) that Origen himself ("in nono Stromatum volumine") abandoned this supposed LXX Daniel for Theodotion's. Indeed, all the citations of Daniel, some of them long and important passages in Origen's extant works, agree almost verbatim with the text of Theodotion now current, and differ, sometimes materially, from that of the reputed LXX as derived from the Chisian MS. Of the apocryphal books, he is only known to have included Baruch and the additions to Daniel
Daniel - (dan' iehl) Personal name meaning, “God is judge” or “God's judge. Daniel of Ezekiel 14:14 ,Ezekiel 14:14,14:20 ; Ezekiel 28:3 is spelled differently in Hebrew from all the other forms in the Old Testament. This Daniel was a storied figure of antiquity mentioned with Noah and Job. Due to the similarity in the spelling of the name and the common attributes of wisdom and righteousness, some interpreters identify this Daniel with the Daniel of the canonical book of Daniel. Some identify the “Daniel” of Ezekiel with “Danel” of ancient Ugaritic literature. The most common usage of “Daniel” refers to the hero of the Book of Daniel. ...
The Babylonians sought to remove all vestiges of Daniel's nationality and religion. For this reason, they sought to change the name of Daniel to Belteshazzar. (Daniel 1:7 ; Daniel 2:26 ; Daniel 4:8-9 ,Daniel 4:8-9,4:18-19 ; Daniel 5:12 ; Daniel 10:1 ). ...
Daniel was transported from Judah to Babylon in his early youth at the battle of Carchemish, 605 B. No mention is made in Daniel of the times of Evil-Merodach (561-560 B. However, much information is provided concerning Daniel's involvement during the reign of Nabonidus (555-539 B. ...
Daniel was in Babylon when the forces of Cyrus, the Persian, captured Babylon. Successively, Daniel was a high governmental official during the reigns of Cyrus (539-529 B. Daniel would probably have celebrated his one hundredth birthday during the reign of Darius
Blasphemy - Stoning was the penalty, as upon the son of Shelomith, a woman of Dan, and of an Egyptian father (Leviticus 24:11); Stephen was so treated by a sudden outbreak of Jewish zeal (Acts 7:57-60)
Amorite (the) - , and the Jordan E. They subsequently crossed the Jordan eastward. , was refused leave to pass through his land to the fords of Jordan. , Jordan W. of Jordan, Sihon and Og are both "kings of the Amorites," and yet their territories are separate. ), they in the next age drove the children of Dan to the mountains, themselves keeping possession of the plain, as well as mount Heres (Judges 1:34-35); compare also Amos 2:9-10
Compassion, Merciful - …” We have the equivalent Aramaic word in Daniel’s request to his friends: “That they would desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning this secret …” (Dan
Benjamin - The youngest son of Jacob, born in Palestine, not far from Bethlehem, after the return from Padan-aram. " The territory allotted to the Benjamites extended from the Jordan eastward to the frontier of Dan in the west
Philistines, the - The threat intensified as the Philistines encroached on the territory of the tribe of Dan ultimately forcing Dan to move north (Judges 18:11 ,Judges 18:11,18:29 )
Judea - The portion of Benjamin was situated to the north of Judah, near the centre of the kingdom, bounded on the east by the river Jordan, and containing part of Jerusalem, Jericho, Bethel, Rama, &c. The portion of Dan lay to the north- west of Judah, between that of Benjamin and the Mediterranean, reaching as far north as the latter, and containing Accaron and Jamnia. The portion of Ephraim stretched along the northern limits of Dan and Benjamin, between the river Jordan on the east, and the Mediterranean sea on the West; containing Sichem, Joppa, Lydda, Gazara, &c. The portion of the half tribe of Manasseh was situated north of Ephraim, between the river Jordan and the Mediterranean, reaching as far north as Dora, at the foot of Mount Carmel. The portion of Issachar stretched northward from Manasseh, and westward from Jordan, as far as Mount Tabor. ...
The portion of Reuben lay to the eastward of the river Jordan, bounded on the south by the torrent of Arnon, and on the north by the river Jabok. The portion of Gad, also on the east of the Jordan, stretched from the Jabok toward the north, where it was bounded by the other half tribe of Manasseh, which occupied the country east of the lake Gennesareth, to the northern limits of the country. Reckoning from Dan to Beersheba, which are often mentioned in sacred Scripture as including the more settled and permanent possessions of the Israelites, its length would not exceed a hundred and twenty miles. All traces of its ancient division among the twelve tribes were now abolished, and it was distributed into four provinces; namely, Judea Proper in the south, Galilee in the north, Samaria in the centre, and Peraea on the east of the river Jordan. Judea Proper, situated in 31 40' north latitude, was bounded on the north by Samaria, on the west by the Mediterranean, on the east by the river Jordan, on the south by Arabia Petraea; and comprised the ancient settlements of Judah, Benjamin, Dan, and Simeon, with Philistia and Idumea. The principal places in the north-east quarter of the province were Jerusalem, the capital, which was entirely destroyed in the reign of Hadrian, and replaced by a new city named AElia, a little farther north, which is now the site of the modern Jerusalem; Jericho, the city of palm trees, about nineteen miles eastward of Jerusalem, and eight from the river Jordan; Phaselis, built by Herod in memory of his brother, fifteen miles north-west of Jericho; Archelais, built by Archelaus, ten miles north of Jericho; Gophna, fifteen miles north of Jerusalem, in the road to Sichem; Bethel, twelve miles north of Jerusalem, originally called Luz; Gilgal, about one mile and a half from Jericho; Engeddi, a hundred furlongs south south-east of Jericho, near the northern extremity of the Dead Sea; Masada, a strong fortress built by Judas Maccabeus, the last refuge of the Jews after the fall of Jerusalem; Ephraim, a small town westward of Jericho; Anathoth, a Levitical town, nearly four miles north of Jerusalem. ...
Samaria, lying between Judea and Galilee, in 32 15' north latitude, extended along the sea coast from Joppa to Dora, and along the river Jordan from the rivulet of Alexandrium to the southern extremity of the sea of Tiberias; comprehending the territory of the tribe of Ephraim, of the half tribe of Manasseh, and part of Issachar. Its principal cities were Samaria, the capital of the kingdom of Israel, north of Sichem, and equally distant from Jordan and the sea coast, afterward named Sebaste by Herod, in honour of Augustus; Jezrael, or Esdraelon, about four leagues north from Samaria; Sichem, or Sychar, called by the Romans Neapolis, eight miles south of Samaria, in a valley between the mountains Gerizim and Ebal; Bethsan, called by the Greek writers Scythopolis, about twenty miles north-east of Sichem; Caesarea of Palestine, anciently called Turris Stratonis, greatly enlarged by Herod, and long the principal city of the province, about nineteen leagues north north-west from Jerusalem; Dora, now Tartura, nine miles north from Caesarea, on the road to Tyre; Apollonia, now Arzuf, on the sea coast, twenty-two miles south of Caesarea; and Hadadrimmon, afterward called Maximianopolis, about seventeen miles eastward of Caesarea. ...
Galilaea, in 33 north latitude, bounded on the south by Samaria, on the west by the Mediterranean, on the north by Syria, on the east by the river Jordan and the lake Gennesareth, comprehended the possessions of Asher, Naphtali, and Zabulon, with part of the allotment of Issachar. Its principal towns were Capernaum, at the northern extremity of the lake of Gennesareth; Bethsaida, a considerable village a few leagues south of Capernaum; Cinnereth, south of Bethsaida, rebuilt by Herod Antipas, and named Tiberias; Tarichaea, a considerable town at the efflux of the river Jordan from the sea of Tiberias, thirty stadia south from the town of Tiberias; Nazareth, two leagues north-west of Mount Tabor, and equally distant from the lake of Gennesareth and the sea coast; Arbela, six miles west of Nazareth; Sepphoris, or Dio-Caesarea, now Sefouri, a large and well fortified town, about five leagues north north-west of Mount Tabor; Zabulon, a strong and populous place, sixty stadia south-east of Ptolemais; Acre, or Accon, seven miles north from the promontory of Carmel, afterward enlarged and called Ptolemais by Ptolemy I, of Egypt, and in the time of the crusades distinguished by the name of Acre, the last city possessed by the Christians in Syria, and was taken and destroyed by the Sultan Serapha, of Egypt, in 1291; Kedes, or Cydissus, a Levitical city at the foot of Mount Panium, twenty miles south-east of Tyre; Dan, originally Laish, on the north boundary of the Holy Land, about thirty miles south- east of Sidon; Paneas, near to Dan, or, according to some, only a different name for the same place, was repaired by Philip, son of Herod the Great, and by him named Caesarea, in honour of Augustus, with the addition of Philippi, to distinguish it from the other town of the same name in Samaria; Jotapata, the strongest town in Galilee, about four leagues north north-east of Dio-Caesarea; and Japha and Gischala, two other fortified places in the same district. ...
Peraea, though the name would denote any extent of country beyond Jordan, is more particularly applied to that district in 32 north latitude, which formerly composed the territories of Sihon, the Amorite, and Og, king of Bashan; extending from the river Arnon (which flows through an extensive plain into the Dead Sea) to the mount of Gilead, where the Jordan issues from the sea of Tiberias; and which fell to the lot of the tribes of Reuben and Gad, and the half tribe of Manasseh. The principal places were Penuel, on the left of the Jabbok, which forms the northern border of the country; Succoth, on the banks of the Jordan, a little farther south; Bethabara, a little below Succoth, where was a place of passage over the river; Amathus, afterward named Assalt, a strong town below the influx of the torrent Jazer; Livias, between Mount Nebo and the northern extremity of the Dead Sea, a town which was so named by Herod, in honour of Livia, the wife of Augustus; Machaerus, a citadel on a steep rock, south of Livias, near the upper end of the Dead Sea; Lasa, or Callerhoe, celebrated for its hot springs, between Machaerus and the river Arnon; Herodium, a fort built by Herod a few miles farther inland, as a protection against the Moabites; Aroer, a town of Moab, seven leagues east of the Dead Sea; Castra Amonensia, a Roman station, supposed to be the ancient Mephoath, seven leagues north-east of Aroer; Hesbon, or Esbus, the capital of Sihon, anciently famed for its fish pools, seven leagues east from the Jordan, three from Mount Nebo, and nearly in the centre of the province; Madaba, now El-Belkaa, three leagues southeast of Hesbon; Jazer, or Tira, a Levitical city on a small lake, five leagues north-east of Hesbon. ...
To the north of Peraea were situated several districts, which, as forming part of the kingdom of Judea under Herod the Great, require to be briefly noticed in this account; and which do properly come under the general name of Peraea, as being situated on the eastward of the river Jordan. There were Galaadites, or Gileadites, in 32 20' north latitude, now Zarca, east from Jordan, and north from the Jabbok; containing the cities of Ramoth-Gilead, Mahanaim, Jabesh-Gilead, at the foot of Mount Gilead. Auranitis, or Ituraea, a mountainous and barren tract north of Batantaea, and bounded on the west by a branch of Mount Hermon, contained Bostra, or Bozra, about fifty miles east from the sea of Tiberias, bordering on Arabia Petraea, afterward enlarged by Trajan, and named Trajana Bostra; and Trachonitis, in 33 15' north latitude, between Hermon and Antilibanus, eastward from the sources of Jordan, and containing Baal-gad, Mispah, Paneas, or Caesarea Philippi, and AEnos, nearly twenty-five miles east of Panaeas, and as far south south-west of Damascus. One of them, namely, Scythopolis, already described in the account of Samaria, was situated to the west of Jordan; but the other nine were all to the east of that river, namely, Gadara, or Kedar, a strong place on a hill, the capital of Peraea in the time of Josephus, about sixty stadia east from the sea of Tiberias, and much frequented for its hot baths: Hippos, sometimes called Susitha, thirty stadia northwest of Gadara; Dium, or Dion, of which the situation is unknown, but conjectured by D'Anville to have been about seven leagues eastward from Pella, a considerable town supplied with copious fountains, on the river Jabbok, fourteen miles south-east of Gadara, and celebrated as the place to which the Christians retired, by divine admonition, before the destruction of Jerusalem; Canatha, south-east of Caesarea, and between the Jordan and Mount Hermon; Garasa, afterward Jaras, three leagues north- east from the upper extremity of the sea of Tiberias, and much noted during the crusades; Rabbath-Ammon, the capital of the Ammonites, south-east of Ramoth, and near the source of the Jabbok, on the confines of Arabia, afterward called Philadelphia by Ptolemy Philadelphus, from whom it had received considerable improvements, of which the ruins are still visible; Abila, four leagues east from Gadara, in a fertile tract between the river Hieromax and Mount Gilead; and Capitolais, a town in Batanaea, five or six leagues east north-east of Gadara. ...
JUDEA, WILDERNESS OF, a wild and desert country along the southern course of the river Jordan, east of Jerusalem; that which by St. Luke as "all the country about Jordan;" from whence this wilderness extended southward along the western side of the Dead Sea. Buckingham, who visited the same part in 1816, says, "As we proceeded to the northward, we had on our left a lofty peak of the range of hills which border the plain of the Jordan on the west, and ended in this direction the mountains of Judea
Jonathan - A Levite who served as priest of Micah in Ephraim and later with tribe of Dan (Judges 17-18 ). A descendant of Jerahmeel (1 Chronicles 2:32-33 )
Say, Speak, Answer - 1:15; 2:22; 9:32), and me’mar occurs twice (Ezra 6:9; Dan
Beth-Shemesh - Tabor and the Jordan River (Joshua 19:22 ). Beth-shemesh of Dan is located on the south tribal border with Judah (Joshua 15:10 ; Joshua 19:41 ) overlooking the Sorek Valley about 24 miles west of Jerusalem. ...
The Danite tribe was unable to control the lands of its inheritance because of the Amorites (Judges 1:34-35 ) and/or the Philistines
Obed Edom - ) Gath-rimmon was a city of the Levite Kohathites in Dan (Joshua 21:24)
Benjamin - It was situated with Ephraim on its north, and Judah on its south, Dan on its west, and the Jordan on its east; it occupied about 28 miles east and west and 14 miles north and south at its widest parts
Samson - Son of Manoah, of the tribe of Dan
Reproach - The noun appears most frequently in the Book of Psalms, in the major prophets, and in Daniel. The destruction of Jerusalem and the Exile brought Judah to the state of “reproach”: “O Lord, according to all thy righteousness, I beseech thee, let thine anger and thy fury be turned away from thy city Jerusalem, thy holy mountain: because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and thy people are become a reproach to all that are about us” (Dan
Benjamin - It was situated with Ephraim on its north, and Judah on its south, Dan on its west, and the Jordan on its east; it occupied about 28 miles east and west and 14 miles north and south at its widest parts
Dinah - Dinah was perhaps a small Israelite clan, according to the traditions closely related to Simeon and Levi; according to the name, possibly more closely to Dan
Jeroboam - He at once adopted means to perpetuate the division thus made between the two parts of the kingdom, and erected at Dan and Bethel, the two extremities of his kingdom, "golden calves," which he set up as symbols of Jehovah, enjoining the people not any more to go up to worship at Jerusalem, but to bring their offerings to the shrines he had erected
Jehu - Notwithstanding all this apparent zeal for the worship of Jehovah, Jehu yet tolerated the worship of the golden calves at Dan and Bethel
Jonathan - He afterwards became priest to the tribe of Dan. Son of Jada, a descendant of Judah
Pammachius, a Roman Senator - After this we hear of Pammachius only in connexion with the Bible-work of Jerome, who dedicated to him his commentaries on the Minor Prophets (406) and Daniel (407), and at his request undertook the commentaries on Is. Dan
Joram - ...
JORDAN...
1. ), that the LXX Septuagint has preserved the real vocalization, Yordan, formed on the analogy of korban, shuthan. The name of the Jordan has not yet been found in the cuneiform inscriptions; but it figures in an Egyptian text (Anast. ...
From the point of view of etymology, it is most natural to connect this word with the verb יָרַד ‘to descend,’ and this is how it is treated by the prevalent opinion, found, however, more frequently among geographers than among philologists, according to which the Jordan is ‘the descending,’ ‘the flowing,’ a name which might, of course, be applicable to any stream of water, and which, in a single particular case, would have become a proper name, just as the Hebrews called the Euphrates הַנֶּהָד, ‘river. If this derivation is correct, the modern Arabic name of the Jordan would be a literal translation of the old name, for they call it esh-Sherî’a, ‘the watering-place,’ and more fully esh-Sherî’a el-Kebireh, ‘the great watering-place, to distinguish it from another stream, its tributary, the Sherî’at el-Manaḍireh (Yarmuk). ...
We must mention one other way of explaining the name of the Jordan, which used to be in great favour with the Fathers of the Church as well as the Jewish teachers. According to this interpretation, the name Jordan may be divided into Jor and Dan, and these two monosyllables denote the two sources of the river. Dan, that is to say, is the name of the city of Dan, formerly Laïsh or Leshem (Joshua 18; Joshua 1 Jos 9:47), and consequently that of the branch of the river issuing from it; Jor is the name of the other stream, and Jordan is the final name of the river from the point where the two branches unite. This strange etymology has now no interest except that of curiosity, and is not upheld by anybody, any more than another found in the Talmud (, 55), which takes çn to be a contraction of Dan or Dan, and thus brings in both the verb ‘to descend’ and the name of the city of Dan. ...
The only passages in which Yardçn is used without the article are: (a) Job 40:23, where it may be equally well translated by ‘the Jordan’ or ‘a river’; but several commentators doubt whether the text is reliable; Budde suggests deleting this word as a gloss; Gunkel and Winckler change it into Yĕ’ôr (יְאד) because in the same passage reference is made to the Nile; Cheyne into îhôn (נִיחוֹן) for the same reason. () Psalms 42:7, where ‘hay-Yardçn (אֶדֶץ הַיַדְדֵּן) seems to denote ‘the country of the Jordan,’ . It must be observed, however, that, according to the Talmud, the river bore the name of Jordan only between the Lake of Tiberias and the Dead Sea, a statement which is neither confirmed nor contradicted by the Bible, and cannot be proved in any way; we may add that, according to some writers, the present custom is exactly the opposite, for it is alleged—has the claim any foundation?—that at the present day only the part of the river above the lake is called , and the part below, îa. ...
The word Jordan in the rôle of common noun is further proved by the expression ‘Jordan of Jericho’ (יַדְדֵּן יְדֵחוֹ), in the construct state. —The total length of the valley of the Jordan, from its source to its mouth at the Dead Sea, is about 120 miles. Almost immediately after leaving Lake Huleh, which is 7 feet above the level of the Mediterranean, the Jordan begins to fall below the level of the sea; the Lake of Tiberias is 682 feet, the Dead Sea 1292 feet, below it. 407): ‘Among the rivers of the world the Jordan is unique by a twofold distinction of Nature and History. … The Nile and the Jordan, otherwise so different, are alike in this, that the historical singularity of each has behind it as remarkable a singularity of physical formation. … In its own way the Jordan is as solitary and extreme an effect of natural forces. There may be something on the surface of another planet to match the Jordan Valley; there is nothing in this. ’...
As regards the geological explanation of this remarkable phenomenon, we may say that it was supplied in the 19th cent, in a very satisfactory manner by the experts who made a study of Palestine, and the valley of the Jordan and the Dead Sea in particular: Fraas, Hull, Lartet, and Blanckenhorn. The result of it was the formation of the parallel chains of Lebanon and Anti-Lebanon, and further south that of the two ranges of hills which skirt the Jordan valley. ...
At the end of the Miocene and the beginning of the Pliocene period, the waters in the Jordan valley must have been just about at their present level. But the pluvial period (Pliocene) brought about a considerable raising of the aqueous surface enclosed; the Jordan valley became a lake which must have been about 200 miles long and more than 2000 feet deep. Libbey, Professor of Physical Geography in the University of Princeton, has recently published (Libbey and Hoskins, The Jordan Valley and Petra, ii. ...
The ancients were completely ignorant of the fact that the bottom of the Jordan valley lay below the level of the Mediterranean Sea. , that formerly—perhaps even in historical times before the catastrophe of Sodom and Gomorrah—the Jordan passed through the Dead Sea, continued its southward course, and flowed into the Red Sea. Beke, discovered that the Jordan valley sank far down below the level of the sea. ...
The course of the Jordan is interrupted twice—first by the Lake of Huleh, a description of which occurs later in the course of the present article, then by the Lake of Tiberias or Sea of Galilee (which see); we have not to examine this here. These interruptions quite naturally cause us to divide the next part of this article into three sections: (a) the sources of the Jordan, (b) the Upper Jordan as far as Lake Tiberias, (c) the Lower Jordan from the Lake of Tiberias to the Dead Sea. The sources of the Jordan. —Just as in the Alps the traditional opinion of mountaineers does not always show as the principal source of a river the one which tourists or even geographers would denote as such, so is it with the Jordan. But, on the contrary, it remains faithful to its course from north to south, and is joined by a tributary, which some modern scholars would include among the sources of the Jordan—the Nahr-Bareighit (Flea River), ‘the smallest of the four sources of the Jordan’ (Libbey and Hoskins, i. The Tell el-Kadi source is called the Leddan. This unexplained name is interpreted by some as containing an allusion to the city of Dan, situated in this region, and generally (G. Dan. The stream which flows from it is the shortest but most copious of the sources of the Jordan; it is not, therefore, on account of its abundance, but because of its short length, that Josephus calls it ‘the little Jordan’ (BJ iv. 4), or ‘the lesser Jordan’ (Ant. ...
The Leddan and the river of Banias meet at an altitude of 148 feet, after the Leddan has flowed 5 miles. A little farther down, the Hasbani, in its turn, becomes united with them: whence the Jordan is formed. The Upper Jordan. —From the confluence, which we have just mentioned, to the Lake of Tiberias the course of the Jordan is unimportant from a historical point of view. For the description of the whole upper course of the Jordan from its sources to the Lake of Tiberias, including Lake Huleh, see Macgregor, The Rob Roy on the Jordan, 1869, 5th ed. ...
As soon as it leaves Lake Huleh, the Jordan begins to flow below the level of the sea, and falls almost 700 feet in a distance of 10 miles. The Lower Jordan. —The Jordan issues from the Lake of Tiberias at a place called Bab et-Tum, leaving on the east the little modern village of Semakh, which has no bridge connecting it with the right bank, and as the river is not fordable at this place, the passage, naturally of frequent occurrence, is accomplished by means of boats. There the Jordan begins to assume a very sinuous course, describing endless meanders; Pliny spoke of it as an amnis ambitiosus, i. ...
The Jordan valley at this part is now called the Ghôr, i. Thus at Damieh, of which we shall speak below, and where we find the half-ruined arches of a bridge of the Middle Ages, the Jordan actually no longer passes under the bridge, but at some distance from it. ‘the majesty ( Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 ‘pride’) of Jordan’ (Authorized Version ‘the swelling of Jordan’ [5] arises from a wrong interpretation, as if the reference here was to the floods of Jordan; these do exist; they are sometimes sudden and very violent, rendering the fords impassable; cf. This circumstance undoubtedly accounts largely for the fact that there are not and never have been any towns on the banks of the Jordan. But another reason for the latter important fact may be found in the Danger to which the inhabitants would be exposed, owing to the impossibility of effectually fortifying themselves against attacks. ...
The Jordan forms a very large number of rapids; about thirty may be counted, apart from the whirlpools, which are numerous. For information regarding the fords of the Jordan, see G. ...
The configuration of the Jordan valley is remarkable for its formation into terraces (in Arabic tabakât), the river flowing between the lowermost of these. There is no comparatively equal and continuous incline from the mountain to the river, but a succession of horizontal platforms, with sudden and very steep slopes, which form what are called the steep banks or cliffs of Jordan. The Zôr itself is bordered by them, and the Jordan often flows, at least at one side, along the foot of a declivity impossible of ascent. ...
The Jordan is fed by numerous tributaries. Further south, also on the eastern bank, the Jordan receives the Zerka (blue river), the Yabbok of ancient times, which, after passing ‘Amman (Rabbath-Ammon, Philadelphia), describes an immense semi-circle towards the east, resumes its westward course, passes to the south of Jerash (Gerasa), and at last empties itself into the Jordan; the position of its mouth has considerably changed in the course of the centuries. ...
It is scarcely necessary to say that the Jordan is not navigable. Other travellers have also made a careful study of the Jordan valley, but from the land; besides those whom we have already mentioned, we may recall the names of Robinson, Guérin, and Conder. Long before there was any question of scientific explorations, pilgrims had followed the course of the Jordan through the whole of the Ghôr, e. ...
It is this district that is referred to in the passages of the OT where the ‘Jordan of Jericho’ is spoken of. It is simply ‘the Jordan in the district of Jericho. We must correct the Authorized Version and Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 in this respect, and remember that Jordan is originally a common noun. the basin) of the Jordan, or, more briefly, ‘the circle’; in Greek ἠ τερίχωρις τοῦ
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The meaning of this alleged incest, stated in the language of tribal history, seems to be that the Reubenites committed some outrage upon the Bilhah clans, which was resented and punished by Israel, Dan, and Naphtali and perhaps other tribes. As Dan and Naphtali were settled together in the north, it is not improbable (and there are some indications of this) that at an earlier time they may have been neighbours in the south, and there have come into conflict with Reuben. ...
It is worth noticing in this connexion that two of the descendants of Reuben given in the genealogy of Reuben (Genesis 46:9 etc. The inviting pasturage of the East Jordan is said to have determined these pastoral tribes to settle on the east
Galilee - The Jordan, the sea of Galilee, lake Huleh, and the spring at Dan, was the eastern border. The northern boundary reached from Dan westward to Phoenicia (Luke 8:26). ...
The southern border ran along the base of Carmel and the Samaritan hills to mount Gilboa, then along the valley of Jezreel by Scythopolis (Bethshean) to Jordan. "Rejoice Zebulun in thy going out (thy mercantile enterprises by sea and fishing in the lake of Galilee), and Issachar in thy tents (in thy inland prosperity, agriculture and home comforts) they shall suck of the abundance of the seas (the riches of the sea in general, and the purple dye extracted from the murex here) and of treasures hid in the sand" (the sand of these coasts being especially valuable for manufacturing glass, a precious thing anciently: Job 28:17). to Thella, near Jordan (Josephus, B. 1); in fact, the whole mountain range between the upper Jordan and Phoenicia
Jeroboam - He is the subject of frequent mention in Scripture, as having been the cause of the ten tribes revolting from the dominion of Rehoboam, and also of his having "made Israel to sin," by instituting the idolatrous worship of the golden calves at Dan and Bethel, 1 Kings 12:26-33 . Jeroboam fixed his residence at Shechem, and there fortified himself; he also rebuilt Penuel, a city beyond Jordan, putting it into a state of defence, in order to keep the tribes quiet which were on that side Jordan, 1 Kings 12:1-25 . To counteract this, he caused two golden calves to be made as objects of religious worship, one of which he placed at Dan, and the other at Bethel, the two extremities of his dominions; and caused a proclamation to be made throughout all his territories, that in future none of his subjects should go up to Jerusalem to worship; and, directing them to the two calves which had been recently erected, he cried out, "Behold thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of Egypt!" He also caused idolatrous temples to be built, and priests to be ordained of the lowest of the people, who were neither of the family of Aaron nor of the tribe of Levi
Ben-Hadad - He therefore "smote Ijon, Dan, Abel-beth-Maachah, Cinneroth, with all Naphtali" in the northern kingdom, namely, that of the ten tribes under Baasha, thus enabling Asa to take away the stones of Ramah, which Baasha had built to prevent any repairing from the northern to the southern kingdom, Judah
Joppa - ...
When Canaan was conquered, the tribe of Dan received Joppa; but it never came firmly into Hebrew hands
Caesarea - Anciently Paneas or Panium (from the sylvan god Pan, whose worship seemed appropriate to the verdant situation, with groves of olives and Hermon's lovely slopes near); the modern Bahias. At the eastern of the two sources of the Jordan, the other being at Tel-el-Kadi (Dan or Laish, the most northerly city of Israel)
Dinah - The feminine of Dan ("judged", "averaged". Jacob in reproving them lays stress only on the Dangerous consequences of their crime, "ye have troubled me to make me to stink among the inhabitants of the land
Jonathan - see); according to Judges 18:30 he and his sons were priests to the tribe of Dan up to the Captivity. Jonathan was taken into the service of Micah as ‘father and priest’ ( Judges 17:10 ); but, not long after he had taken up his abode there, six hundred Danites came that way and induced Jonathan to leave Micah and join them as their priest ( Judges 18:11-31 )
Ephraim - Little is recorded of Ephraim personally; and of his descendants, Joshua the son of Nun is the most renowned. ...
The territory of the tribe was in the heart of Palestine, having Manasseh on the north, Benjamin on the south, and Dan on the west. The conflict was sharp; the Gileadites seized the ford of the Jordan, and then by putting all who wanted to pass to the test of pronouncing Shibboleth (which the Ephraimites could only call Sibboleth) they slew 42,000 of the men of Ephraim
Ephod - When the gods were stolen by the children of Dan, the Levite was glad to accompany the idols and the ephod, and to be a priest to this tribe
Alexander the Great - This conqueror is not mentioned by name in scripture, but his kingdom is certainly referred to in prophecy, principally in Daniel, some 200 years before he was born. " Daniel 2:32,39 . Daniel 7:6 . Again in Dan, 8. , where the kingdom of Media and Persia is compared to a ram, Greece is compared to a he goat, with a great horn, which is its first king, Alexander, Daniel 8:21 . Daniel 8:5-8
Flesh - Bâśâr, then, represents edible animal “flesh” or “meat,” whether cooked (Dan
Come - ” A very well-known prophecy using the verb bô' is that concerning the “coming” of the Son of Man (Dan
Stone - 8:14; 28:16; Dan
Calf - As for Jeroboam, after he had, for political reasons, 1 Kings 12:27 , &c, made a schism in the Jewish church, and set up two calves in Dan and Bethel, as objects of worship, he is scarcely ever mentioned in Scripture but with a particular stigma set upon him: "Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin
Ephraim - Little is recorded of Ephraim personally; and of his descendants, Joshua the son of Nun is the most renowned. ...
The territory of the tribe was in the heart of Palestine, having Manasseh on the north, Benjamin on the south, and Dan on the west. The conflict was sharp; the Gileadites seized the ford of the Jordan, and then by putting all who wanted to pass to the test of pronouncing Shibboleth (which the Ephraimites could only call Sibboleth) they slew 42,000 of the men of Ephraim
Ephod - When the gods were stolen by the children of Dan, the Levite was glad to accompany the idols and the ephod, and to be a priest to this tribe
Nebuchadnezzar - 2 Kings 24:1; Dan. 1-4 We know of him through the book of Daniel. 605, Jeremiah 46:2, taking Jerusalem and carrying off a portion of the inhabitants as prisoners, including Daniel and his companions. Daniel 1:1-4. The words, "The king spake and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of my kingdom, by the might of my power, and for the honor of my majesty?" Daniel 4:30, are proved to be characteristic by those on an inscription: "I say it, I have built the great house which is the centre of Babylon for the seat of my rule in Babylon. Rawlinson in a manner which finds its readiest explanation in the fact stated in Daniel 4:33 : "For four years the residence of my kingdom did not delight my heart: in no one of my possessions did I erect any important building by my might. " Nebuchadnezzar is denominated "king of kings" by Daniel 2:37, and ruler of a "kingdom with power and strength and glory. He is said to have worshipped the "King of heaven," Daniel 4:37, but it may be questioned whether he did not conceive of the Jehovah of the Hebrews to be only one of many gods
Directions (Geographical) - From an Israelite perspective, however, the land beyond the river refers to the east, across the Jordan (Joshua 24:2-3 ). West can also be called the back side in contrast to the front side (Isaiah 9:12 ), where inhabitants of Transjordan, that is the sons of the front side, the east people originated (Genesis 29:1 ; Judges 6:3 ,Judges 6:3,6:33 ). ...
North and South “From Dan to Beersheba” (2 Samuel 3:10 ) describes the stretch of land the tribes of Israel claimed after their entrance into the land
Micah, Micaiah - During this time the Danites send out five men to search for a suitable locality wherein to settle down; these five men come to the house of Micah, and while staying there they recognize the Levite. The whole ‘family’ of the Danites then set out, and come to take possession of the district they intend to make their home. This very interesting narrative has undoubtedly a basis in fact: it records though later editors have somewhat altered its original form how the sanctuary in Dan first came to be established (see esp
Manasseh - Being a numerous tribe they had a large possession in the north on the east of the upper Jordan and of the Sea of Galilee. Those on the east of the Jordan are often called the half-tribe of Manasseh; the other half were on the west of the Jordan, about the centre of the land, between Ephraim and Issachar. Father of Gershom, the father of Jonathan, the idolatrous priest in the tribe of Dan. The reason alleged by the Rabbis for the supposed correction is that the copyists desired to clear the name of Moses from the obloquy of having a descendant among idolaters in Israel
High - In Dan
Sam'Son - (like the sun ), son of Manoah, a man of the town of Zorah in the tribe of Dan, on the border of Judah
Eat - In Dan
Take Away - 10:42; Dan
Jeroboam - He built shrines at the towns of Bethel (near his southern border) and Dan (near his northern border), complete with his own order of priests, sacrifices and feasts
High Place, Sanctuary - ]'>[2] ) at Bethel, with its companion sanctuary at Dan; scarcely less important were those of Gilgal and Beersheba, and ‘the great high place’ at Gibeon ( 1 Kings 3:4 ). , and whose descendants, variously named Canaanites and Amorites, were in turn partly displaced by, partly incorporated with, the Hebrews. If the sanctuary possessed an image of the deity, such as the golden bulls at Dan and Bethel, or other sacred object an ark, an ephod, or the like a building of some sort was required to shelter and protect it. At these, from Dan to Beersheba, sacrifices were offered by individuals, by the family ( 1 Samuel 1:3 ), and by the clan ( 1 Samuel 20:6 ); there men ate and drank ‘before the Lord’ at the joyful sacrificial meal. ...
While this was the state of matters in the Northern Kingdom, the unique position which the sanctuary at Jerusalem had acquired in the south, and the comparative purity of the cultus as there practised, gradually led, under the Divine guidance, to the great thought that, as J″ Armies - But their descendants were under the necessity of submitting to the superior power of the Romans. At some distance to the east, were the tribes of Judah, Issachar, and Zebulon; on the south were those of Reuben, Simeon, and Gad; to the west were Ephraim, Manasseh, and Benjamin; to the north, Dan, Asher, and Naphtali. The Jewish Rabbins assert, (rounding their statement on Genesis 49:3 ; Genesis 49:9 ; Genesis 49:17 ; Genesis 49:22 , which in this case is very doubtful authority,) that the first of these standards, namely, that of Judah, bore a lion; the second, or that of Reuben, bore a man; that of Ephraim, which was the third, displayed the figure of a bull; while that of Dan, which was the fourth, exhibited the representation of cherubim
Speak - ...
Among the special meanings of this verb are “to say” (Dan
Trespass - 29:6 we read: “For our fathers have trespassed, and done that which was evil in the eyes of the Lord our God, and have forsaken him …”; and Daniel prayed: “… Because of their trespass that they have trespassed against thee” (Dan
Breastplate - Dan. Paul seems especially to allude to this translation of Urim and Thummim by the Septuagint, when he speaks of himself and his fellow labourers, "commending themselves to every man's conscience by manifestation of the truth;" in opposition to those who by their errors and compliances with the Jewish prejudices, or with the philosophical taste of the Greeks, obscured the truth, and rendered ambiguous the guidance of Christian doctrine
Serpent - It is also supposed to live longer than any other serpent; the ancient Heathens therefore pronounced it immortal, and placed it in the number of their deities; and because it had the Dangerous power, in general belief, of killing with its pestiferous breath the strongest animals, it seemed to them invested with the power of life and death. The only allusion to this species of serpent in the sacred volume occurs in the valedictory predictions of Jacob, where he describes the character and actions of Dan and his posterity:...
"Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder, שפיפון , in the path, that biteth the horse's heels, so that his rider shall fall backward," Genesis 49:17 . The Arabian authors quoted by Bochart inform us, that the sephiphon, is a most pernicious reptile, and very Dangerous to man. The particulars in the character of Dan, however, agree better with the cerastes, or horned snake, than with any other species of serpent. The cerastes is equally formidable to man and the lower animals; and the more Dangerous, because it is not easy to distinguish him from the sand in which he lies; and he never spares the helpless traveller who unwarily comes within his reach. Like the cerastes, Dan was to excel in cunning and artifice, to prevail against his enemies rather by his policy in the cabinet than by his valour in the field. Le Blanc, as quoted by Bochart, says, at the head of lake Chiamay are extensive woods and vast marshes, which it is very Dangerous to approach, because they are infested with very large serpents, which, raised from the ground on wings resembling those of bats, and leaning on the extremity of their tails, move with great rapidity
Jonathan - It marks how prone to idolatry were the Israelites, that the priest to Micah's images and afterward to the Danites was a Levite, whose special duty it was to maintain pure Jehovah's worship, and he a descendant of Moses himself! Idolatry begins with the people, it being natural to our sensuous cravings; then it seeks the sanction of the church. ...
Five Danite spies, on their way to search for a settlement in the far N. Six hundred Danites of Zorah and Eshtaol, led by the spies' report, marched to Dan or Laish. (See Dan. Saul and he had but 600 men in Gibeah, who were without sword and spear (the Philistines having taken away all their smiths); many Israelites had fled beyond Jordan
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The account of Micah's idols and the migration of the tribe of Dan (chaps. Micah's shrine and idols were initially located in the hill country of Ephraim (presumably near Bethel — 17:1; 18:2) and were then purloined and installed in Dan. From a point in time after the schism and the erection of golden calves at Dan and Bethel by Jeroboam, the author could in effect be saying, "Look, this is no surprise—those tribes were always prone to false worship and idolatry. The story appears to advocate loyalty from the northern tribes to a family from Bethlehem, rather than to a family from the corrupt Gibeah (Saul and his descendants)
Jeroboam - Son of Nebat and Zeruah of Zereda or Zarthan in the Jordan valley (1 Kings 7:46); of Ephraim (so "Ephrathite" means, 1 Kings 11:26; 1 Samuel 1:1). Next, adopting carnal policy instead of God's will, which assured him the kingdom on condition of obedience, and which designs ultimately to reunite Israel to Judah after Judah's temporary chastisement for sin, he set up two golden calves, one at Dan the other at Bethel, to obviate the apprehended return of Israel to Rehoboam through going up to the great feasts at Jerusalem. of his kingdom, the scene of Jehovah's revelation to the patriarch Jacob (Genesis 28:11; Genesis 28:19; Genesis 35:7); and Dan, at the sources of the Jordan (now Tell el Kadi) in the far N. , consecrated by the Danites' image worship, at which Moses' descendant (See JONATHAN officiated; so that no part of his kingdom was beyond easy reach of one or other of the two sanctuaries. ...
(But Condor presents various reasons for supposing, with the older writers except Josephus, that Dan and Bethel were two heights W. of Jordan (1 Chronicles 5:17-22; 2 Kings 13:5)
Judges, the Book of - It records:...
(1) Micah's idolatry in Mount Ephraim, and the Danite adoption of it in Laish, the conquest of which is narrated. , when Dan could not have taken Laish; perhaps shortly after Joshua's death (Judges 18:30). The Danites set up Micah's graven image, and Jonathan's sons were its "priests until the day of the captivity of the land," i. Each only delivered one part of Israel: Shamgar the region toward Philistia; Deborah and Barak northern Israel (Judges 4:10); so Gideon (Judges 6:35), Jephthah, eastern Israel; Samson, Judah, Dan and the region adjoining Philistia. ...
Under Othniel and Ehud all Israel rose against the foe; under Barak Reuben, Gilead, Dan, and Asher took no part (Judges 5:15-17)
Tribes - The remarkable features about this list are the substitution of Joseph for Ephraim, and the omission of Dan, which seems to have fallen into disrepute at a comparatively early date
Benjamin - ]'>[5] , however ( Genesis 35:22-26 ), gives Paddan-aram as the birth-place of all Jacob’s children. ]'>[5] ( Genesis 46:21 ) makes him, when he entered Egypt, the father of ten sons, that is more than twice as many as Jacob’s other sons except Dan, who had seven
Genealogy of Jesus Christ - , Simeon is omitted in Moses' blessing (Deuteronomy 33) on account of his cruelty, Dan in Revelation 7 for his idolatry
Hand - , human agency]'>[2]” (Dan
Baal - Baalath (bâ'al-ăth), mistress, a town of Dan named with Gibbethon, Gath-rimmon and other Philistine places
Jordan - JORDAN. The name ‘Jordan’ is best derived from Heb. Quite fanciful is Jerome’s derivation of the name from Jor and Dan , the two main sources of the river, as no source by the name of Jor is known. The geology of the Jordan is unique. Later, during the Pliocene period, the whole Jordan valley probably formed an inland lake more than 200 miles long, but at the close of the Glacial period the waters decreased until they reached their present state. Traces of water, at heights 1180 feet above the Dead Sea’s present level, are found on the lateral slopes of the Jordan valley. The principal sources of the Jordan are three: (1) the river Hasbani , which rises in a large fountain on the western slopes of Mt. Hermon, near Hasbeiya , at an altitude of 1700 feet; (2) the Leddan , which gushes forth from the celebrated fountain under Tell el-Qadl, or Dan, at an altitude of 1500 feet the most copious source of the Jordan; and (3) the river Banias , which issues from an immense cavern below Banias or Cæsarea Philippi, having an altitude of 1200 feet. The Upper Jordan is a convenient designation for that portion of the river between Lake Huleh and the Sea of Galilee. The Lower Jordan is an appropriate designation for that portion of the river between the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea. Along its banks grow thickets of tamarisks, poplars, oleanders, and bushes of different varieties, which are described by the prophets of the OT as ‘the pride of Jordan’ ( Jeremiah 12:5 ; Jeremiah 49:19 ; Jeremiah 50:44 , Zechariah 11:3 ). Numerous rapids, whirlpools, and islets characterize this portion of the Jordan. Its most important tributaries flow into the Lower Jordan and from the East. It enters the Jordan 5 miles south of the Sea of Galilee. It rises near ‘Amman (Philadelphia), describes a semicircle, and flows into the Jordan at a point about equidistant from the two seas. The fords of the Jordan are numerous. In ancient times the Jordan seems to have been crossed almost exclusively by fords ( 1 Samuel 13:7 , 2 Samuel 10:17 ); but David and his household were possibly conveyed across in a ‘ferry-boat’ ( 2 Samuel 19:18 ; the rendering is doubtful). Those which once spanned the Jordan were built by the Romans, or by their successors. The Jordan valley . The broad and ever-descending valley through which the Jordan flows is called by the Arabs the Ghôr or ‘bottom’; to the Hebrews it was known as the ‘ Arabah. The climate of the Jordan valley is hot. The Lower Jordan in particular, being shut in by two great walls of mountain, the one on the east, and the other on the west, is decidedly tropical. This accounts largely for the unpeopled condition of the Lower Jordan valley both to-day and in former times. The trees and shrubs of the Jordan valley are both numerous and varied. Of the 35 species, however, known to exist, 16 are peculiar to the Jordan. The Jordan as a boundary . In view of what has been said, it is obvious that the Jordan forms a natural boundary to Palestine proper. In the earlier books of the OT we frequently meet with the expressions ‘on this side Jordan,’ and ‘on the other side of the Jordan,’ which suggest that the Jordan was a dividing line and a natural boundary. ‘Jordan’ in Hastings’ DCG [1] ), it was not so much the Jordan that constituted the boundary as the depressed Ghôr valley as a whole. The Jordan is frequently mentioned in both the OT and the NT. Lot, for example, is said to have chosen ‘all the circle of the Jordan’ because ‘it was well watered everywhere’ ( Genesis 13:10 ); Joshua and all Israel crossed over the Jordan on dry ground ( Joshua 3:17 ); Ehud seized the fords of the Jordan against the Moabites, cutting off their retreat ( Judges 3:28 ); Gideon, Jephthah, David, Elijah, and Elisha were all well acquainted with the Jordan; Naaman the Syrian was directed to go wash in the Jordan seven times, that his leprosy might depart from him ( 2 Kings 5:10 ). And it was at the Jordan that John the Baptist preached and baptized, our Lord being among those who were here sacramentally consecrated ( Matthew 3:1-17 and parallels). To-day thousands of pilgrims from all parts of the civilized world visit the Jordan; so that, as G
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Dan means judgeship. Sapphire, beautiful, clear, and sparkling on which was engraved the name of Dan, for the throne of judgment must be transparent with no taint or stain upon it. The Mohammedans who are the descendants of Ishmael always face eastward when they pray
End - A slight shift of meaning occurs in Dan. 31:17 use the word of one’s “descendants” or “posterity” (KJV, “children”). …” Some scholars believe the phrase sometimes is used of the “very end of time”: “Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days” (Dan
Deborah - Dan with its port Joppa preferred merchandise to warring for the fatherland
Rehoboam - " They then stoned Adoram who was over the tribute, Rehoboam retained, besides Judah, Levi, Simeon, Dan, and parts of Benjamin. side of Jerusalem, apprehending most Danger from the quarter of Egypt (2 Chronicles 11:1; 2 Chronicles 11:12-13; 2 Chronicles 11:16-17)
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Calf worship prevailed also at Dan, Gilgal, and Beersheba, in Judah (Amos 4:4; Amos 5:5; Amos 8:14), blended with Jehovah's worship (Amos 5:14; Amos 5:21-26); 2 Kings 17:32-33, compare Ezekiel 20:39
Canaan, Land of - The land possessed by the descendants of Canaan, the son of Ham, which was until recently called PALESTINE. 'From Dan to Beersheba' became the common way of describing the whole of Canaan. To the east of this is the valley in which runs the Jordan with the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea. To the east of the Jordan valley is another range of hill country, which declines into the desert on its east. There are other ethnic groups in Israel, as well as Gaza and Jordan, particularly Palestinian Muslims who were defeated by Israel in the war of 1948. ...
The land on the west of the Jordan and some portions on the east have been surveyed, firstly by the officers of the Palestine Exploration Fund, which has been the means, as far as their judgement goes, of identifying many Biblical sites
Antichrist - In Daniel 11:36-39 he is called 'king. He will not regard the God of his fathers (pointing out that he will be a descendant of Israel, probably from the tribe of Dan, cf
Galilee - When the Old Testament refers to places in Galilee, it usually mentions them according to their location in the tribal areas of the region – Dan, Naphtali, Issachar, Zebulun and Asher (Joshua 20:7; Isaiah 9:1; cf
Joseph - 'Our coats be of one colour; so should his,' grumbled Dan, and all Dan's brothers agreed with his spiteful and angry words. And yet, if Dan would but wait a little, and would but command himself a little, the brightness will soon begin to fade out of his brother's many-coloured coat. Let a short season run and there will be nothing to pain Dan's eye and to wring and heat his heart. And if none of these considerations will quiet Dan's evil eye, and if he really feels his eye to be an evil and a wicked and a murderous eye, let him take his evil eye to God. If ever Almighty God has wrought that salvation in Dan, or in any of Dan's brothers on this side the new Jerusalem, ask Him, for Christ's sake, to do it a little to you
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False Worship at High Places in Israel When Jeroboam created the new kingdom of Israel after the death of Solomon, he put two golden calves at high places at Dan and Bethel (1 Kings 12:28-32 )
Stand - From this basic meaning comes the meaning “to be established, immovable, and standing upright” on a single spot; the soles of the priests’ feet “rested” (stood still, unmoving) in the waters of the Jordan (Dan
False Worship - When these temples were established in Bethel and Dan, Jeroboam the King “made two calves of gold, and said unto them, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem: behold thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt” (1 Kings 12:28 )
Gad - Dan, Asher , is very probably, despite this popular etymology, the name of a deity (cf. They, therefore, obtained from Moses permission to settle on the east side of Jordan after they had first crossed the river and helped the other tribes in the work of conquest (see Numbers 32:1-42 and Deuteronomy 3:18-20 ). ...
In 734 the Gadites with their kinsmen of the East Jordan, Galilee and Naphtali, were carried captive by Tiglath-pileser iii
Idolatry, - (1 Kings 14:22-24 ) erected golden calves at Beth-el and at Dan, and by this crafty state' policy severed forever the kingdoms of Judah and Israel
Idol, Idolatry - Jacob after his return from Mesopotamia, required his people to reject the strange gods from among them and also the superstitious pendants worn by them in their ears, which he hid under a terebinth near Shechem. Jeroboam, who succeeded Solomon, set up golden calves at Dan and Bethel, and made Israel to sin
Philistines - )...
The Philistines first make their appearance in Biblical history late in the period of the Judges, when Samson, of the tribe of Dan, is said to have waged his curious single-handed combats with them (Judges 13:1-25 ; Judges 14:1-20 ; Judges 15:1-20 ; Judges 16:1-31 )
Tabernacle - The tabernacle was made in strict accordance with the pattern God revealed to Moses' mind; nothing was left to the taste and judgment of artificers (Exodus 25:9; Exodus 25:40). Bezaleel of Judah and Aholiab of Dan were divinely qualified for the work (Exodus 31:3) by being "filled with the Spirit of God in wisdom, understanding, knowledge, and all workmanship. ; Dan, Asher, Naphtali on the N
Micah - ) The date of the event is implied as before Samson, for the origin of the name Mahaneh Dan occurs in this narrative (Judges 18:12) and it is mentioned as already so named in Samson's childhood (Judges 13:25, margin). The Reubenite Joel's descendant (1 Chronicles 5:5)
Way - First, 'ôrach means “path” or “way” conceived as a marked-out, well-traveled course: “Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels …” ( Magnify - 44:14) and the maturing of animal horns (Dan
Pentateuch - At this time Hoshea was king of Israel, and so far disposed to countenance the worship of the true God, that he appears to have made no opposition to the pious zeal of Hezekiah; who, with the concurrence of the whole congregation which he had assembled, sent out letters and made a proclamation, not only to his own people of Judah, 2 Chronicles 30:1 , "but to Ephraim and Manasseh and all Israel, from Beersheba even unto Dan, that they should come to the house of the Lord at Jerusalem, to keep the passover unto the Lord God of Israel; saying, Ye children of Israel, turn again to the Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and he will return to the remnant of you who are escaped out of the hands of the kings of Assyria; and be not ye like your fathers and your brethren, which trespassed against the Lord God of their fathers, who therefore gave them up to desolation as ye see
Ships And Boats - Exceptions more or less to the rule in relatively ancient times were the tribes of Asher on the north, and Dan, before its emigration, on the south. ...
‘And Dan, why did he remain in ships?...
Asher sat still at the haven of the sea,...
And abode by his creeks’ (Judges 5:17 ). Daniel 11:30 ), though they must have been in use at a much earlier period. There are figures of such ships, with sharp beaks for ramming, in Layard’s History of Nineveh , and Sennacherib in his expedition against Merodach-baladan had ships manned by Tyrians. The Danger of ship-faring is pointed out in Wis 14:5 . The boats were small enough to be in Danger of sinking from a very large catch of fish, and yet large enough to contain our Lord and at least the majority of His twelve Apostles, and to weather the storms which are still frequent on the Lake. That he was frequently exposed to great Danger we learn not only from the detailed account of his shipwreck in Acts 27:1-44 , but from an express statement in 2 Corinthians 11:25 , in which, writing before this event , he says ‘thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day have I been in the deep,’ which certainly seems to mean that he drifted for this space of time upon the spar or some part of a wrecked ship. He justly observes that the chief reason why sailing in the winter was Dangerous ( Acts 27:9 , Acts 28:11 ) was not so much the storms, as the constant obscuring of the heavens, by which, before the discovery of the compass, mariners had chiefly to direct their course
Judges, Book of - The first is the setting up of an illegitimate priesthood by an individual Ephraimite named Micah, followed by the theft of Micah's priest and his “gods” by a part of the tribe of Dan who were migrating from their territory (on the west of Judah) to the northern part of the Hula Valley in the extreme north of Israel
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Tyre and Sidon were havens sufficient in water depth for the requirements of ancient ships; and Lebanon adjoining supplied timber abundant for shipbuilding. Abram originally spoke the language of Ur of the Chaldees, Aramaic, as did Laban (Genesis 11:31; Genesis 31:47); but soon his descendants, as Jacob, spoke the Canaanite or Phoenician Hebrew as their own tongue, compare Deuteronomy 26:5. A sarcophagus of king Ashmunazer with Phoenician inscription describing him "possessor of Dor, Joppa, and ample grainlands at the root of Dan," is in the Louvre, brought by the Duc de Luynes
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The change of Jehoiakim's name marked his vassalage (Genesis 41:45; Ezra 5:14; Daniel 1:7). " Nebuchadnezzar from Carchemish marched to Jerusalem, and fettered him as Pharaoh Necho's tributary, in the third (Dan 1) or fourth year of his reign (the diversity being caused by reckoning Jehoahaz' reign as a year, or not), intending to take him to Babylon; bat afterward for the sake of his former ally Josiah, his father, restored him as a vassal. At this time Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, were taken to Babylon
Cattle - The golden calves of the wilderness were formed like an egel ( Exodus 32:4 ) as were the calves King Jeroboam placed in Bethel and Dan (1 Kings 12:28 )
Galilee - Josephus divides it into only Upper and Lower; and he says that the limits of Galilee were, on the south, Samaria and Scythopolis, unto the flood of Jordan. Galilee contained four tribes, Issachar, Zebulun, Naphtali, and Asher; a part, also, of Dan, and part of Persia, that is, beyond the river. There is a current throughout the whole breadth of the lake, even to the shore; and the passage of the Jordan through it is discernible by the smoothness of the surface in that part. The situation of the lake, lying, as it were, in a deep basin between the hills which enclose it on all sides, excepting only the narrow entrance and outlets of the Jordan at either end, protects its waters from long-continued tempests: its surface is in general as smooth as that of the Dead Sea. But the same local features render it occasionally subject to whirlwinds, squalls, and sudden gusts from the mountains, of short duration; especially when the strong current formed by the Jordan is opposed by a wind of this description from the south-east, sweeping from the mountains with the force of a hurricane, it may easily be conceived that a boisterous sea must be instantly raised, which the small vessels of the country would be unable to resist
Saul - All Israel, from Dan even to Beersheba, knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of the Lord; all Israel but Kish and his son Saul. The Spirit of God came upon Jesus at the Jordan, but He came also upon Samson at the camp of Dan, and upon Balaam beside the altar of Baal
Palestine - (pal' uhss tine) Geographical designation for land of Bible, particularly land west of Jordan River God allotted to Israel for an inheritance (Joshua 13-19 ). ...
For the purposes of this article, Palestine extends to the north ten to fifteen miles beyond the ancient site of Dan and New Testament Caesarea Philippi into the gorges and mountains just south of Mount Hermon. It therefore includes western Palestine—between the Jordan River and the Sea, and eastern Palestine—between the Jordan and the Arabian steppe. ...
Palestine west of the Jordan covers approximately 6,000 square miles. East of the Jordan an area of about 4,000 square miles was included in the land of Israel. The eastern slopes form the barren and rugged “wilderness of Judea,” then fall abruptly to the floor of the Jordan Valley. Roads went in all directions—to Galilee, the Jordan Valley, south to Jerusalem. It receives abundant rainfall, an average of 28 to 32 inches per year, and consequently is rather densely covered with vegetation, including some woodland. Grain, grass, olives, and grapes were abundant. In the east, Galilee drops off abruptly to the Jordan, while farther south, near the Sea of Galilee, the slopes become much more gradual and gentle...
3. Jordan Rift Valley As a result of crustal faulting, the hills of Palestine drop into the deepest split on the surface of the earth. ...
The Jordan River has its source in several springs, primarily on the western and southern slopes of Mount Hermon. Several small streams come together near Dan, then flow into shallow, reedy Lake Hula (Huleh). From its sources to Hula the Jordan drops somewhat less than 1,000 feet over a distance of twelve miles, entering Lake Hula at 230 feet above sea level (not 7 feet, as reported by some older publications). In recent years the Jordan bed has been straightened after it leaves Hula, the swamps of the valley have been drained, and the size of the lake has been greatly reduced. Over the eleven miles from Hula to the Sea of Galilee, the Jordan drops 926 feet, flowing in part through a narrow canyon. ”...
As the Jordan flows south out of the Sea of Galilee, it enters a gorge called the Ghor, or “depression. ” The meandering Jordan and its periodic overflows have created the Zor, or “jungle,” a thick growth of entangled semitropical plants and trees. Although the distance from the lower end of the Sea of Galilee to the upper end of the Dead Sea is only 65 miles, the winding Jordan twists 200 miles to cover that distance. ...
Seven miles south of Jericho, the Jordan flows into the Dead Sea, one of the world's most unique bodies of water. Transjordan Plateau East of the Jordan is an area where the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and the half tribe of Manasseh settled. Transjordan is divided into sections by several rivers—the Yarmuk, the Jabbok, the Arnon, and the Zered. Jerash and Amman, the capital of the Heshemite Kingdom of Jordan, are located here. Originally, its northern border was the Arnon River, but the Moabites pushed north, giving their name to the plains east of the spot where the Jordan enters the Dead Sea (Ammon attempted to establish herself between Gilead and Moab using Rabbath-Ammon as her stronghold. The breezes reach Jerusalem by noon, Jericho in early afternoon, and the Transjordan plateau by midafternoon
Ephraim (1) - The last notice we have of him is his mourning for his sons killed in the foray by the men of Gath, and naming his new-born son (See BERIAH from the calamity, unconscious that that son would be the progenitor of the most remarkable of all his descendants, Joshua (1 Chronicles 7:20-23). "...
Whereas Jacob dwelt on Joseph's trials, and prophetically the severe wars of his descendants, in which God would strengthen them as He had strengthened Joseph, Moses looks onward to their final triumph and peaceful enjoyment of all precious things in their land. baseline of the tribe, running to the Jordan. He is compared to a "heifer," whereas Dan, Judah, and Benjamin among their comparatively barren rocks are compared to lions and wolves. Ephraim lay near the highways from Egypt and Philistia to Galilee and from Jordan to the sea
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Samuel - Henceforward all Israel, from Dan in the far N. of Jordan. Strange to say, notwithstanding the awful warning in Eli's case of the Danger of not correcting children, Samuel had two sons, Joel and Abiah, whom he made judges in Beersheba, and who unlike their father turned aside after lucre and bribes, and perverted judgment (1 Samuel 8:1-3)
Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs - Simeon’s descendants shall be few and divided, and not have sovereignty, as they shall be guilty of impurity, and resistance to Levi (v. He describes his second vision; seven angels consecrate him and put on him the high-priestly robes; they foretell his descendants’ three-fold offices (i.
The Testament of Dan (‘concerning anger and lying,’ β). Israel - Four sons of Jacob Dan, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher are said to be the sons of concubines. The trans-Jordanic conquest . Thus the Gadites had Dibon, Ataroth, and Aroer to the south, Jazer north of Heshbon, and Bethnimrah and Beth-baran in the Jordan valley; while the Reubenites had Baal-meon, Nebo, Heshbon, and Elealeh, which lay between these. Crossing the Jordan . The conquests of the tribe of Gad brought the Hebrews into the Jordan valley, but the swiftly flowing river with its banks of clay formed an insuperable obstacle to these primitive folk. The Arabic historian Nuwairi tells of a land-slide of one of the clay hills that border the Jordan, which afforded an opportunity to the Arabs to complete a military bridge. These stories explained the origin of a circle of sacred stones called Gilgal , which lay on the west of the Jordan, by the supposition that the priests had taken these stones from the bed of the river at the time of the crossing. The first point of attack after crossing the Jordan was Jericho. At what time the tribes of Naphtali and Dan joined the Hebrew federation we have no means of knowing. ]'>[1] tells us (Judges 1:34-35 ) that the Danites struggled for a foothold in the Shephçlah, where they obtained out an insecure footing. As they afterwards migrated from here ( Judges 17:1-13 ; Judges 18:1-31 ), and as a place in this region was called the ‘Camp of Dan’ ( Judges 13:25 ; Judges 18:12 ), probably their hold was very insecure
Canaan, History And Religion of - The territory between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River reaching from the brook of Egypt to the area around Ugarit in Syria or to the Euphrates. Numbers 13:29 limits Canaanites to those who “dwell by the sea and by the coast of Jordan. ) Israel's basic land reached only from “Dan to Beersheba” (2Samuel 24:2-8,2 Samuel 24:15 ; 2 Kings 4:25 ). At times Israel included land east of Jordan (2 Samuel 24:5-6 ). Canaan thus extended beyond the normal borders of Israel, yet did not include land east of the Jordan. The people of Ugarit, like their Mesopotamian counterparts (and unlike the Egyptians), apparently recognized both their dependency upon as well as the Dangers associated with water. ...
This sampling of some of the more important members of the pantheon indicates that the Uga-ritic schema, and thus that of the Canaanites in general, offered abundant options for worship. Given the cyclic view of reality and the recurring Danger posed by Yam, it is understandable that Baal did not want any windows in his palace. ), erected rival shrines to the Jerusalem Temple at Dan and Bethel
Dalmanutha - the variations are few and unimportant, except the difference between Magdala and Magadan. Μαγαδάν is the reading of אBD (B3 [3] -ᾶν), Μαγεδἁν of אc; the Old Latin has Magadan, Mageda, -am, Magidam; Vulgate Magedan; syrsin מנרן, cur מנרון, pal מנרין, pesh מנרו (Magdu; so also the Arabic Tatian). , -an, -am, Magidan. ...
That Magadan, not Magdala, is the true reading in Mt. ]'>[8] ) on internal grounds; for it is difficult to explain how a name like Magdala, which was well known through Mary Magdalene, should have become Magadan. Both the readings, Magadan and Magdala, may, however, go back to the same Heb. The next supposition is therefore that Magadan (or Magdala) in Mt. Others, finally, give no explanation, and consider Magadan and Dalmanutha as the names of two different places near each other, neither being very well known. ...
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‘Magedan, ad cuius fines Matthaeus evangelista scribit dominum pervenisse, sed et Marcus eiusdem nominis recordatur, nunc autem regio dicitur Magedena circa Gerasam. 7 as one of the sources of the Jordan. 1891):...
‘Hunc fontem Josephus appelat Phialam, Marcus Dalmanicha, Mattheus Magedan, Saraceni Modin. Hinc est verus ortus Jordan; unde palcae hic missae recipiuntur in Dan subterraneo meatu ductae. ]'>[18] 393) suggests a ruined site up the Yarmûk half a mile from the Jordan called Dalhamia or Dalmamia (Robinson, BRP Cherub (1) - In Ezekiel 1 the four living creatures of the Cherubim stand in contrast with the four world monarchies (Daniel 7), termed "beasts. , an eagle for Dan on the N
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Jacob prophetically describes the tribe, "Israel is a strong donkey crouching down between two burdens (the cattle pens or sheepfolds, Speaker's Commentary; 'the hurdles,' Keil; found only in Judges 5:16); and he saw that rest was good, and the land that it was pleasant; and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant (slave) unto tribute" (Genesis 49:14-15), namely, unto the tribute imposed by the various invaders attracted to his land by the abundant crops. Megiddo thus answers to Mujedda, a mound with ruins in the Jordan valley. The tribe's number at Sinai was 54,400 (Numbers 1:29); at the close of the wilderness march it reached 64,300, inferior to Judah and Dan alone. ...
"They shall call the people unto the mountain (they will not make their riches into selfish mammon, but will invite the nations to 'the mountain of the Lord's inheritance': Exodus 15:17; a moral not physical elevation, the Holy Land and its sanctuary), there they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness (not merely outwardly legal sacrifices, but also in a right spirit of faith and loving obedience: Psalms 4:6; Psalms 51:21; inviting all men to the sacrificial feast, and to join them in the happy worship of Jehovah: Psalms 22:28-31; Isaiah 60:5-6; Isaiah 60:16; Numbers 26:24), for they shall suck of the abundance of the seas, and of treasures hid in the sand" (not merely the fish, purple dye, sponges, and glass; but the richest treasures of sea and land shall flow into Israel, of which Zebulun and Issachar were to be flourishing tribes. Its inheritance extended in length from Carmel to the Jordan; in width to Mount Tabor on the N. of Manasseh and Ephraim, along the entire line of the Jordan from the sea of Chinneroth on the N. " They are truly "wise" who "turn many from the power of Satan unto God" (Daniel 12:3; Acts 26:18)
Ahab - ) Ahab, under Jezebel's influence, introduced the impure worship of the sun-god Baal, adding other gods besides Jehovah, a violation of the first commandment, an awful addition to Jeroboam's sin of the golden calves, which at Dan and Bethel (like Aaron's calves) were designed (for state policy) as images of the one true God, in violation of the second commandment; compare 2 Kings 17:9; "the children of Israel did secretly things Hebrew covered words that were not right Hebrew so against the Lord," i. of Jordan, with an army equal to his previous one
Jordan - This river, which divides the country into two unequal parts, has been commonly said to issue from two fountains, or to be formed by the junction of two rivulets, the Jor and the Dan: but the assertion seems to be totally destitute of any solid foundation. From Phiala to Panion, which was long considered as the real source of the Jordan, the river flows under ground. As the cave Panion lies at the foot of Mount Lebanon, in the northern extremity of Canaan, and the lake Asphaltites extends to the southern extremity, the river Jordan pursues its course through the whole extent of the country from north to south. It is evident, also, from the history of Josephus, that a wilderness or desert of considerable extent stretched along the river Jordan in the times of the New Testament; which was undoubtedly the wilderness mentioned by the evangelists, where John the Baptist came preaching and baptizing. The Jordan has a considerable depth of water. In the days of Joshua, and, it is probable, for many ages after his time, the harvest was one of the seasons when the Jordan over-flowed his banks. This fact is distinctly recorded by the sacred historian: "And as they that bare the ark were come unto Jordan, and the feet of the priests that bare the ark were dipped in the brim of the water; for Jordan overfloweth all his banks all the time of harvest," Joshua 3:15 . When Maundrell visited Jordan on the thirtieth of March, the proper time for these inundations, he could discern no sign or probability of such overflowing; nay, so far was it from overflowing, that it ran, says our author, at least two yards below the brink of its channel. This circumstance gave occasion to that beautiful allusion of the prophet: "He shall come up like a lion, from the swelling of Jordan, against the habitation of the strong," Jeremiah 49:19 . The rapidity and depth of the river, which are admitted by every traveller, although the volume of water seems now to be much diminished, illustrate those parts of Scripture which mention the fords and passages of Jordan. Of this well known circumstance, the men of Gilead took advantage in the civil war, which they were compelled to wage with their brethren: "The Gileadites took the passages of Jordan before the Ephraimites:—then they took him, and slew him at the passages of Jordan. The people of Israel, under the command of Ehud, availed themselves of the same advantage in the war with Moab: "And they went down after him, and took the fords of Jordan toward Moab, and suffered not a man to pass over," Judges 3:28 . Harmer argues: "Might not the over-flowings of the Jordan be like those of the Euphrates, not annual, but much more rare?" The difficulty, therefore, will be completely removed by supposing, that it does not, like the Nile, overflow every year, as some authors, by mistake, had supposed, but, like the Euphrates, only in some particular years; but when it does it is in the time of harvest. The common receptacle into which the Jordan empties his waters, is the lake Asphaltites, from whence they are continually drained off by evaporation
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The fear of man, precautions cunning, habitual timidity as to Danger, characterize him, as we might have expected in one quiet and shrewd to begin with, then schooled in a life exposed to Danger from Esau, to grasping selfishness from Laban, and to undutifulness from most of his sons (Genesis 31:15; Genesis 31:42; Genesis 34:5; Genesis 34:30; Genesis 43:6; Genesis 43:11-12). ...
When sent forth by his parents to escape Esau, and to get a wife in Padan Aram, he for the first time is presented before us as enjoying God's manifestations at Bethel in his vision of the ladder set up on earth, and the top reaching heaven, with "Jehovah standing above, and the angels of God ascending and descending (not descending and ascending, for the earth is presupposed as already the scene of their activity) on it," typifying God's providence and grace arranging all things for His people's good through the ministry of "angels" (Genesis 28; Hebrews 1:14). " The ordinary view that he was only 20 years old in Padan Aram would make him 77 years old in going there; and as Joseph, the second youngest, was born at the end of the first 14 years, the 11 children born before Benjamin would be all born within six or seven years, Leah's six, Rachel's one, Bilhah's two, and Zilpah's two. Rachel gave her maid to Jacob not necessarily after the birth of Leah's fourth son; so Bilhah may have borne Dan and Naphtali before Judah's birth. But in the view of Kennicott and Speaker's Commentary Jacob went to Laban at 57; in the first 14 years had sons, Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah by Leah; Dan and Naphtali by Bilhah; in the 20 years (Genesis 35:38) next had Gad and Asher by Zilpah, Issachar and Zebulun by Leah, lastly Dinah by Leah and Joseph by Rachel; then six years' service for cattle, then flees from Padan Aram where he had been 40 years, at 97. " Next Jacob came to Succoth, then crossed Jordan, and near Shechem bought his only possession in Canaan, the field whereon he tented, from the children of Hamer, Shechem's father, for 100 kesita, i. ...
He anticipates the future as present, saying "I have given to thee (Joseph's descendants) above thy brethren (Ephraim was the chief tribe of the N. ) one portion of that land which I in the person of my descendants (Joshua and Israel) am destined to take with sword and bow from the Amorites" (Genesis 48:22)
Redeem - 65:3; 78:38; and Dan
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Then Judah touchingly appealed to the supposed Egyptian prince to detain him as a bondservant instead of his youngest brother, by describing his father's love for Benjamin after having lost Joseph, and the Danger of bringing down his grey hairs with sorrow to the grave, so that Joseph could refrain no longer but made himself known (Genesis 44). The tribe outnumbered all the others under Moses: 74,600 at Sinai (Numbers 1:26-27); :76,500 before entering Canaan (Numbers 26:22); outnumbering Dan at Sinai by 11,900. The northern bound ran from the embouchure of Jordan, by the valley of Hinnom under Jerusalem, to Jabneel on the western sea coast; the Dead Sea on E. The Philistine incursions were through Dan's and Benjamin's territory, not Judah's
Methodius - in Dan
Archaeology And Biblical Study - Today, this is the land forming the countries of Israel, Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan. The material included in the Bible was carefully selected under the guidance of God, and the history contained therein is theologically interpreted. The Danites migrated north to Laish (Judges 18:1-31 ), the site known as Tel Dan. Later Dan became a shrine city, and excavation has yielded an inscription from about A. 200 in Greek and Aramaic, “To the god who is in Dan
Samuel - For God opened His mind and heart to Samuel, and when the people discovered that, all Israel from Dan to Beersheba knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of the Lord. Such blessedness is there in a good mother; in an early plantation in the house of God; and in a pure heart; for, then, with Hophni and Phinehas for Israel's high priests, and with Samuel for her prophet from Dan to Beersheba,-'I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned My hand against their adversaries
Samson - Politically it takes us to the time when Dan, perhaps weakened by the departure of its 600 men of war ( Judges 1:34 ; Judges 1:18 ) acquiesces in the rule of the Philistines; Timnah is in their hands
Moses - The descendants of Jacob were allowed to retain their possession of Goshen undisturbed, but after the death of Joseph their position was not so favourable. ) After an eventful journey to and fro in the wilderness, we see them at length encamped in the plains of Moab, ready to cross over the Jordan into the Promised Land. "Jehovah shewed him all the land of Gilead, unto Dan, and all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim, and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah, unto the utmost sea, and the south, and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, unto Zoar" (Deuteronomy 34:2-3 ), the magnificient inheritance of the tribes of whom he had been so long the leader; and there he died, being one hundred and twenty years old, according to the word of the Lord, and was buried by the Lord "in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Beth-peor" (34:6)
Judaea - 6; Luke 1:5, Acts 28:21), also to include a portion, apparently, of the trans-Jordanic country (Ant. 48), from the Mediterranean to the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. Its breadth he defines, in general terms, as extending from the river Jordan to Joppa (BJ iii. As thus defined it included the tribal possessions of Simeon, Judah, Benjamin, Dan, and, to some extent at least, of Ephraim. ...
The ‘Hill country’ or highland region fills most of the space between the Jordan Valley and the sea, and gives character to the district as a whole
Judaea - 6; Luke 1:5, Acts 28:21), also to include a portion, apparently, of the trans-Jordanic country (Ant. 48), from the Mediterranean to the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. Its breadth he defines, in general terms, as extending from the river Jordan to Joppa (BJ iii. As thus defined it included the tribal possessions of Simeon, Judah, Benjamin, Dan, and, to some extent at least, of Ephraim. ...
The ‘Hill country’ or highland region fills most of the space between the Jordan Valley and the sea, and gives character to the district as a whole
Benjamin - of the tabernacle, which it followed (Psalms 80:2) under its captain Abidan, son of Gideoni (Numbers 2:18-24). , a small but rich territory, advantageously placed in commanding the approach to the valley of the Jordan, and having Dan between it and the Philistines (Joshua 18:11, etc. ); a parallelogram, 26 miles long, 12 broad, extending from the Jordan to the region of Kirjath Jearim eight miles W. Benjamin occupied a plateau generally about 2,000 feet above the Mediterranean plain, and 3,000 feet above the valley of the Jordan. , and from the deep Jordan valley on the E
Deuteronomy - 32, 33), all of which are represented as having been uttered by Moses on the plains of Moab before the crossing of Jordan. Hosea and Amos find much to condemn in the worship which was practised at Bethel and Dan, but never suggest that any worship offered at these shrines was ipso facto illegitimate. But this Assyrian cult became a real Danger to Israel’s religion, when Manasseh came under Eastern influences
Jordan - " Always with the Hebrew article "the Jordan," except Job 40:23; Psalms 42:6. of Jordan, produced intercourse between the two sides of the river. Caesarea Philippi (the scene of Peter's confession, Matthew 16:16); a large pool beneath a high cliff, fed by gushing streamlets, rising at the mouth of a deep cave; thence the Jordan flows, a considerable stream. The third is at Dan, or Tel el Kady (Daphne); from the N. Indeed Anti-Lebanon abounds in gushing streams, which all make their way into the swamp between Bahias and Huleh and become part of the Jordan. The traditional site of Jacob's crossing Jordan (Jisr Benat Yacobe) at his first leaving Beersheba for Padan Aram is a mile and a half from Merom, and six from the sea of Galilee; in those six its descent with roaring cataracts over the basaltic rocks is 1,050 ft. On Jacob's return from Padan Aram he crossed near where the Jabbok (Zerka) enters the Jordan (Joshua 3:15-167; Genesis 32:22). Three banks may be noted in the Ghor or Jordan valley, the upper or first slope (the abrupt edge of a wide table land reaching to the Hauran mountains on the E. of Jordan. ...
The overflow of Jordan dislodged the lion from its lair on the wooded banks (Jeremiah 49:19); in Jeremiah 12:5 some translated "the pride of Jordan," (compare 2 Kings 6:2,) "if in the champaign country alone thou art secure, how wilt thou do when thou fallest into the wooded haunts of wild beasts?" (Proverbs 24:10. of Jordan. of Jordan, at equal distances. Jordan enters Gennesareth two miles below the ancient city Julias or Bethsaida of Gaulonitis on the E. The Jordan, well called "the Descender," descends 11 ft. From Jerusalem to Jordan is only a distance of 20 miles; in that distance the descent is 3,500 ft. ...
Cultivation is rare along the lower Jordan, but pink oleanders, arbutus, rose hollyhocks, the purple thistle, marigold, and anemone abound. Conder considers the tells in the Jordan valley and the Esdraelon plain as artificial, and probably the site of the stronghold of ancient towns; the slopes are steep; good water is always near; they are often where no natural elevation afforded a site for a fortress. In coincidence with Scripture, the American survey sets down three fords: that at Tarichaea, the second at the Jabbok's confluence with' Jordan, and that at Jericho. The Jordan seldom now overflows its banks; but Lieutenant Lynch noticed sedge and driftwood high up in the overhanging trees on the banks, showing it still at times overflows the plain. ...
Anciently, when forests abounded more than now, Mount Hermon had more snow and rain falling on it, and Jordan was therefore flooded to overflow. It is plain from Joshua 3:15; Joshua 4:18 compare with Isaiah 8:7, that Jordan was not merely full to the brim, but overflowed its banks. The plain of the Jordan between the sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea is generally eight miles broad, but at the N. ...
Grove remarks of the Jordan: "so rapid that its course is one continued cataract, so crooked that in its whole lower and main course it has hardly a half mile straight, so broken with rapids that no boat can swim any distance continuously, so deep below the adjacent country that it is invisible and can only be with difficulty approached; refusing all communication with the ocean, and ending in a lake where navigation is impossible useless for irrigation, it is in fact what its Arabic name signifies, nothing but a 'great watering place,' Sheriat el Khebir. " Geologists find that the Jordan valley was caused by a sudden violent depression after the late cretaceous period, having a chain of lakes at three levels
Judges (1) - 17, 18 tell the story of the Ephraimite Micah, who made an ephod and teraphim for himself, and got a Levite to be a ‘father and a priest’ to him; but he is persuaded by 600 Danites to go with them and be their priest; they then conquer Laish and found a sanctuary there, in which a graven image (which had been taken from Micah) is set up. The narrative, therefore, purports to give an account of the origin of the sanctuary of Dan, and it seems more than probable that two traditions of this have been interwoven in these two chapters. ...
The Book of Judges itself is comprised in Judges 9:34-41 to Judges 16:31 ; and here it is to be noticed, first of all, that a certain artificiality is observable in the structure; the exploits of twelve men are recounted, and the idea seems to be that each represents one of the twelve tribes of Israel, thus: Judah is represented by Othniel, Benjamin by Ehud, the two halves of the tribe of Manasseh by Gideon (West) and Jair (East), Issachar by Tola, Zebulun by Elon, Naphtali by Barak, Ephralm by Abdon, Gad by Jephthah, and Dan by Samson; besides these ten there are Shamgar and Ibzan, two unimportant Judges, but against them there are the two tribes Reuben and Simeon, who, however, soon disappear; while the tribe of Levi, as always, occupies an exceptional position. ...
(1) It may be taken for granted that the exploits of tribal heroes would be commemorated by their descendants, and that the narrative of these exploits would be composed very soon, probably immediately in some cases, after the occurrences. Judges 1:1 to Judges 2:5 is, as a whole, a valuable source of information concerning the history of the conquest and settlement of some of the Israelite tribes west of the Jordan; for the period of which it treats it is one of the most valuable records we possess
Greek Versions of ot - , where small omissions and additions are frequent; and Daniel, where the LXX Babylon, History And Religion of - , the Chaldean Marduk-apal-iddina, Merodach-baladan of the Old Testament, ruled Babylon. Merodach-baladan was forced to flee to Elam. Merodach-baladan had returned from Elam to Babylon. He defeated Merodach-baladan, who again fled. He moved his residence to Tema in the Syro-Arabian Desert for ten years, leaving his son Belshazzar (Daniel 5:1 ) as regent in Babylon. ...
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Kings, 1 And 2 - As a solution to his problem, Jeroboam established places of worship at Dan and Bethel (1 Kings 12:26-29 )
King, Kingship - Abraham was told that "kings" would arise among his descendants (Genesis 17:6 ). All of the kings of the north are said to have "done evil in the eyes of the Lord" because they continued the worship of the golden calves in Bethel and Dan that had been begun by the northern kingdom's first king, Jeroboam 1 (1 Kings 12:26-33 ). He will not only be a descendant of David, but is also identified with deity (Isaiah 7:14 ; 9:6-7 ; Jeremiah 23:5-6 ; Ezekiel 36:24-28 )
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Samuel, First Book of - He was the son of Hannah and Elkanah, a descendant of Korah, of Ramathaim-zophim, of mount Ephraim. From Dan to Beersheba Samuel was recognised as the prophet of Jehovah
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Sanchoniathon, who wrote his "Phenician Antiquities" apparently with a view to apologize for idolatry, traces its origin to the descendants of Cain, the elder branch, who began with the worship of the sun, and afterward added a variety of other methods of idolatrous worship: proceeding to deify the several parts of nature, and men after their death; and even to consecrate the plants shooting out of the earth, which the first men judged to be gods, and worshipped as those that sustained the lives of themselves and of their posterity. Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, who succeeded him in the greater part of his dominions, set up golden calves at Dan and Bethel
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13, Esther. And the Hagiographia consists of the Psalms, the Proverbs, Job, the Song of Solomon, Ruth, the Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther, Daniel, Ezra, the Chronicles. Thus it is that Abraham is said to have pursued the kings who carried Lot away captive as far as Dan; whereas that place in Moses' time was called Laish, the name Dan being unknown till the Danites, long after the death of Moses, possessed themselves of it. 1240: he wrote a comment on the Scriptures, and projected the first concordance, which is that of the vulgar Latin Bible. This rabbi, in imitation of Hugo Cardinalis, drew up a concordance to the Hebrew Bible, for the use of the Jews. Ziegenbald and Grindler, two Danish missionaries, published a translation of the New Testament in the Malabrian language, after which they proceeded to translate the Old Testament. Bibles, Danish. The first Danish Bible was published by Peter Palladus, Olaus Chrysostom, John Synningius, and John Maccabxus, in 1550, in which they followed Luther's first German version. On Tindal's death, his work was carried on by Coverdale, and John Rogers, superintendant of an English church in Germany, and the first Martyr, in the reign of queen Mary, who translated the Apocrypha, and revised Tindal's translation, comparing it with the Hebrew, Greek, Latin, and German, and adding prefaces and notes from Luther's Bible
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As trade began to expand beyond the local area, international highways and trade routes, like the coastal road, the Via Maris, and the Transjordanian king's highway were developed. Numerous streams as well as the Jordan River had to be forded by travelers (2 Samuel 19:18 ), sometimes at the expense of baggage and animals. Throughout much of Israel's history the people are described as making journeys to places like Shechem (Joshua 24:1 ), Shiloh (1 Samuel 1:3 ), Ophrah (Judges 8:27 ), Dan (Judges 18:30 ), and Bethel (1 Kings 12:26-33 ). In the period before Jerusalem's ascendancy as the religious focal point of the nation, prophets like Samuel regularly visited these local shrines to officiate at sacrifices (1 Samuel 9:12 )
Tabernacle - ( Exodus 25:1-8 ; 35:4-29 ; 36:5-7 ) The superintendence of the work was intrusted to Bezaleel, of the tribe of Judah, and to Aholiab, of the tribe of Dan, who were skilled in "all manner of workmanship
Kings, First And Second, Theology of - Thus, the writer of Kings condemns heathen shrines (1 Kings 11:7-8 ), high places (1 Kings 3:3-4 ; 12:28-33 ), and cult objects in Dan and Bethel (1 Kings 12:28-32 ) from an ideological standpoint
Man - The one notable exception is the use of this term in Dan
Sanctify - Infrequently qâdôsh is used of non-human beings, separate from this world and endued with great power (Job 5:1; Dan
Joshua - The loose confederacy, which still recognized its unity against its enemies, may have turned naturally for guidance to one who led its early efforts. It relates the mission of the spies to Jericho ( Joshua 2:1-9 ; Joshua 2:12-24 ), and the consequent passage of Jordan ( Joshua 3:1 ; Joshua 3:5 ; Joshua 3:10-17 , Joshua 4:1-11 a, Joshua 4:15-18 , Joshua 4:20 ). He brought out certain features in connexion with the passage of Jordan the fear inspired in the Canaanites, the presence of the 2 1 / 2 tribes, the exaltation of Joshua by Jahweh (Joshua 2:10 f. The lots of Benjamin ( Joshua 18:11-28 ), Simeon ( Joshua 19:1-8 ), Zebulun ( Joshua 19:10-16 ), Issachar ( Joshua 19:17-23 ), Asher ( Joshua 19:24-31 ), Naphtali ( Joshua 9:22 ), Dan ( Joshua 19:40-46 ; Joshua 19:48 ) are described, and then comes a conclusion ( Joshua 19:51 ) corresponding with the opening ( Joshua 18:1 )
Beda, Historian - This school transmitted to Alcuin the learning of Bede, and opened the way for culture on the continent, when England was relapsing into barbarism under the terror of the Danes. Daniel, the patron of Boniface, supplied the West Saxon; the monks of Lastingham, the depositories of the traditions of Cedd and Chad, reported how Mercia was converted; Esi wrote from East Anglia, and Cynibert from Lindsey. , Dan
Pentateuch - Guidance of a rebellious people through the great and terrible wilderness marks Numbers 10-21 ; and preparations for going over Jordan and conquering Canaan are the major topics of Numbers 22:1Deuteronomy 22:1—34:1 . ...
The Deuteronomic Code (Deuteronomy 12-26 ) is part of Moses' address to the twelve tribes just before they crossed the Jordan to go into Canaan. Other post-Mosaic references are to Dan (Genesis 14:14 ; compare Joshua 19:47 ; Judges 18:28-29 ), and the conquest of Canaan (Deuteronomy 2:12 )
Rivers And Waterways in the Bible - Jordan River A series of springs and tributaries, resulting from the rains and snows on the heights of Mount Hermon (up to 9,100 feet above sea level) at the southern end of the Anti-Lebanon mountains east of the Rift Valley, converge in Lake Huleh to form the headwaters of the Jordan River. At the Galilee's southern end, the Jordan exits and flows 65 miles on to the Dead Sea (about 1,300 feet below sea level). The Jordan flows 127 miles with a drainage area of about 6,380 square miles. The Yarmuk River joins the Jordan five miles south of the Sea of Galilee. The Jabbok River reaches the Jordan from the east twenty-five miles north of the Dead Sea. ...
At the Jordan's end, the Dead Sea extends another 45 miles between high, rugged cliffs of Nubian sandstone and limestone between the arid wilderness bordering the Judean watershed on the west and the Transjordanian plateau on the east. ...
The Jordan appears never to have served as a waterway for travel or transport, but rather as a natural barrier and a political boundary, that because of its steep banks and the densely wooded fringe that lined its devious route (“thickets of the Jordan,” Jeremiah 49:19 , NIV; compare 2 Kings 6:4 ) could be crossed without difficulty only at its fords (Joshua 3:1 ). The Jordan's role as a political boundary appears to have been established already shortly after 2000 B. when the eastern frontier of the Egyptian province of Canaan followed the Jordan. Even though Israelite tribes were given special permission to settle in the Transjordan, it was always clear that, beyond the Jordan, they actually were residing outside the Promised Land (Joshua 22:1 ). Even in postbiblical times, the eastern boundary of the Persian and Hellenistic province of Judea followed the Jordan. Apart from the fertile oases that dotted the Jordan Valley, agricultural prosperity was assured during the Hellenistic and Roman times when irrigation was developed along the gradual slopes on either side of the Jordan within the Rift Valley. See Jordan. ” The Yarkon, in biblical times, formed the border between the tribes of Dan and Ephraim to the north. “Sea of Reeds”) is a long narrow body of water separating the Arabian Peninsula from the northeastern coast of Africa (Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia). While its average depth is about 1,640 feet, as a part of the great rift or fault that runs northward from Lake Victoria to the base of the Caucasus Mountains in southern Russia, the Red Sea plunges to 7,741 feet near Port Sudan
Number - The number referred to in this verse,’ thousands of ten thousands,’ for the descendants hoped for from Rebekah, and the number of the angels in Daniel 7:10 , Revelation 5:11 , ‘thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him,’ if taken literally, would be the largest numbers mentioned in the Bible, but they are merely rhetorical phrases for countless, indefinitely large numbers. It is suggested that the number 12 for the tribes of Israel was fixed by the Zodiac; in the lists the number 12 is obtained only by omitting Levi or Dan, or by substituting Joseph for Ephraim and Manasseh. ; fourteen generations ( Matthew 1:17 ); 70 descendants of Jacob ( Exodus 1:5 ); 70 years’ captivity, etc. ( Jeremiah 25:11 , Daniel 9:2 , Zechariah 7:5 ); 70 missioners ( Luke 10:1 )
Kings, Books of - , that is, they fostered the worship of the golden bulls (calves they are called in derision) at Bethel and Dan. The purpose of the author to keep his people from the mistakes of the past is intelligible only at a time when the avoidance of the mistakes was still possible, that is, before the fall of Jerusalem
Leadership - Jeroboam, their first king, set up the calf cult at Dan and Bethel
Jephthah And His Daughter - But by quick marchings and by strict orders Jephthah got his bodyguard held in till all Danger was past. For Jephthah got of the Lord in Tob a better wife and a better daughter too, than were to be seen in all Israel from Dan to Beersheba
Division of the Earth - Then shall the dukes of Edom be amazed, Dismay shall possess the princes of Moab, ...
The inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away: Fear and terror shall fall upon them, ...
By the greatness of thine arm they shall be petrified, Till thy people pass over [3] O Lord, ...
Till the people pass over, whom thou hast redeemed. The orderly settlements of the three primitive families are recorded in that most venerable and valuable geographical chart, the tenth chapter of Genesis, in which it is curious to observe how long the names of the first settlers have been preserved among their descendants, even down to the present day:—...
1. The name of the patriarch himself was preserved among his Grecian descendants, in the proverb, του ‘Ιαπετου πρεσβυτερος , older than Japetus, denoting the remotest antiquity. ) Madai was the father of the Medes, who are repeatedly so denominated in Scripture, 2 Kings 17:6 ; Isaiah 13:17 ; Jeremiah 51:11 ; Daniel 5:28 , &c. Greece itself is called Javan by Daniel 11:2 ; and the people ‘Ιαονες by Homer in his "Iliad. The original family settlement of Abraham was "Ur of the Chasdim," or Chaldees, Genesis 11:28 , who are repeatedly mentioned in Scripture, Isaiah 13:9 ; Daniel 9:1 , &c. Of Cush's sons, Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Sabtacha, and Raamah; and the sons of Raamah, Sheba, and Dedan, seem to have settled in Idumea and Arabia, from the similar names of places there; and of his descendants, Nimrod, the mighty hunter, first founded the kingdom of Babylon, and afterward of Assyria, invading the settlements of the Shemites, contrary to the divine decree. The Caphtorim and the Casluhim, whose descendants were the Philistim of Palestine, occupied the district which lies between the delta of the Nile and the southern extremity of Palestine, Deuteronomy 2:23 ; Amos 9:7 . Its western border, along the Mediterranean Sea, extended from Sidon, Southward, to Gaza; its southern border from thence, eastward, to Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboim, the cities of the plain, afterward covered by the Dead Sea, or Asphaltite Lake; its eastern border extending from thence northward, to Laish, Dan, or the springs of the Jordan; and its northern border, from thence to Sidon, westward. Heth, his second son, and the Hittites, his descendants, appear to have settled in the south, near Hebron, Genesis 23:3-7 ; and next to them, at Jerusalem, the Jebusites, or descendants of Jebus, both remaining in their original settlements till David's days; 2 Samuel 11:3 ; 2 Samuel 5:6-9 . Beyond the Jebusites, were settled the Emorites, or Amorites, Numbers 13:29 , who extended themselves beyond Jordan, and were the most powerful of the Canaanite tribes, Genesis 15:16 ; Numbers 21:21 , until they were destroyed by Moses and Joshua, with the rest of the devoted nations of Canaan's family. ) His son Elam appears to have been settled in Elymais, or southern Persia, contiguous to the maritime tract of Chusistan, Daniel 8:2 . ) The children of Aram planted the fertile country north of Babylonia, called Aram Naharaim, "Aram between the two rivers," the Euphrates and the Tigris, thence called by the Greeks, Mesopotamia, Genesis 24:10 , and Padan Aram, the level country of Aram, Genesis 25:20 . This dispersion, and that confusion of languages with which it originated, was intended, by the counsel of an all-wise Providence, to counteract and defeat the scheme which had been projected by the descendants of Noah, for maintaining their union, implied in their proposing to make themselves a name, שם , which Schultens, in Job 1:1 , derives from the Arabic verb שמה , or שמא to be high elevated, or eminent
Pronunciation of Proper Names - This would simply have been to add another to the numerous, and too often discordant, authorities already existing. Young’s Analytical Concordance (George Adam Young & Co. ]'>[1] Abia′saph Ab′ia′saph Abl′asaph Abia′saph Abina′dab Ab′ina′dab Abin′adab Abina′dab Ad′ramme′lech Adram′melech Adram′melech Adramme′lech Antipat′ris Antipat′ris Antip′atris Antipa′tris Ba′al-pera′zim Ba′al-per′azim Ba′al Per′azim Ba′al-pera′zim Chedor′lao′mer Che′dorlao′mer Chedorla′omer Chedorlao′mer Debo′rah Deb′orah Deb′orah Debo′rah Deda′nim De′danim De′danim Deda′nim Em′maus Emma′us Emma′us Em′maus Eph′ratah Ephra′tah Eph′ratah Ephra′tah Habak′kuk Habak′kuk Habak′kuk and Hab′akkuk Habak′kuk Hav′ilah Hav′ilah Havi′lah Havil′ah Haza′el Haz′ael Ha′zael Haza′el Ich′abod I′chabod Ich′abod I′chabod Ja′haziel′ Jaha′ziel Jahaz′iel Mahalal′eel Mahalal′eel Maha′laleel Mahalale′el Mattath′ias Mattathi′as Mattathi′as Mat′tathi′as Meri′bah Meri′bah Mer′ibah Meri′bah Nazarene′ Nazare′ne Naz′arene Naz′arene Sennache′rib Sennach′erib Sennach′erib Sennach′erib Tir′hakah Tirha′kah Tir′hakah Tirha′kah Zeru′iah Zerui′ah Zer′uiah Zerui′ah Zohe′leth Zo′heleth Zohel′eth Zohe′leth These examples might be greatly multiplied, particularly in the case of what might be termed more familiar names in regard to which there are two ruling modes of accentuation, as Aga′bus and Ag′abus, Ahime′lech and Ahim′elech, Bahu′rim and Bah′urim, Bath′sheba and Bathshe′ba, Ced′ron and Ce′dron, Mag′dalene and Magdale′ne, Peni′el and Pen′iel, Rehob′oam and Rehobo′am, Thaddae′us and Thad′daeus. A working compromise between pedantic precision and persistent mispronunciation is surely feasible. Here it is impossible to conform our pronunciation to that of the original language; yet if we are not to pronounce at haphazard, and follow each his own taste and habit, we must reflect upon the conditions, and frame at least general rules for our guidance. Prevalent usage itself may be educated and corrected, and the question is where the line shall be drawn between ‘pedantic precision’ and ‘persistent mispronunciation’ (to use Professor Cheyne’s phrase), how much shall be conceded to a regard for the methods of the ancient Hebrews on the one side, and for those of the modern Britons on the other? This question is the more difficult to answer because the training and environment of even highly educated people differ so widely, and because what is prevalent in one circle is almost or altogether unknown in another. ...
(3) The question often arises in the case of names of three or more syllables, especially when the last two are significant in the original, whether the accent should be placed on the penultimate or thrown farther back in accordance with general English practice . Dan′iel and Is′rael are the key to one class of such names, unless, as he points out, Penu′el be accented on the second syllable, and determine other words in uel
Israel, History of - The Settlement (Joshua 1–24 ; Judges 1–16 ) Eventually, however, they entered Canaan via the tranjordanian area. Under the leadership of Joshua, they crossed the Jordan River and entered the “Promised Land” at Jericho. Jeroboam is most remembered, however, for his establishment of rival shrines at Dan and Bethel (1 Kings 12:1 ). ...
The Dangers the prophets saw materialized for Israel in the first quarter of the eighth century. Many did return under the leadership of Zerubbabel, a descendant of King Jehoiachin. Unfortunately, Zerubbabel mysteriously disappeared, probably because the Persians recognized the inherent Dangers associated with some of the Jews thinking Zerubbabel to be the anticipated messiah (Haggai 2:20-23 )
Kings, the Books of - Moreover one portion (Judah, also Benjamin, Simeon, and Dan in part Israel and Judah was reserved with Jerusalem for David's seed, and should not go with the other ten tribes to Jeroboam
Temple of Jerusalem - At the division of the kingdoms, Jeroboam set up rival sanctuaries at Bethel and Dan which drew worshipers away from Jerusalem for two hundred years. , then burned by Nebuzaradan, his general, in 587/586 B
Gods, Pagan - Indeed, Jeroboam's golden calves at Dan and Bethel may have been an attempt to identify Yahweh of Israel with the Baal of the Canaanite elements of the kingdom and to combine their traditions. ...
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Roman Law in the nt - The older and settled provinces usually came under the former head, and those in which there was Danger from external enemies usually under the latter; but there were not infrequent exchanges between Emperor and Senate, and a province might be at one date senatorial and at another imperatorial. Thus Dan and Asher were not slaves, though their mothers were
Palestine - Biblical writers fixed the limits of the territory by the towns Dan and Beersheba, which are constantly coupled when the author desires to express in a picturesque manner that a certain event affected the whole of the Israelite country ( e. The extension of the word to include the entire Holy Land, both west and east of the Jordan, is subsequent to the introduction of Christianity. ( c ) The third strip is the deep depression known as the Ghôr , down which runs the Jordan with its lakes. There is no conspicuous river in Palestine except the Jordan and its eastern tributaries, and these, being for the greater part of their course in a deep hollow, are of little or no service for irrigation. Countless examples of both exist, the former especially in Galilee, parts of which are abundantly fertile by nature, and would probably repay beyond all expectation a judicious expenditure of capital. and of the Jordan Valley resemble those found in Abyssinia or in Nubia: those of the upper levels of Lebanon are of the kinds peculiar to snow-clad regions. The domesticated animals are the camel, cow, buffalo (only in the Jordan Valley), sheep, horse, donkey, swine (only among Christians), and domestic fowl. This account is more in accordance with the events as related by the Tell el-Amarna tablets, but further discoveries must be made before the very obscure history of the Israelite immigration can be clearly made out
Caesarea Philippi - From the cave (Mugharet Ras en-Neba’), now partly filled with fallen stone, issues a strong stream of water which has long been reckoned one of the chief sources of the Jordan (Josephus Ant. The place has probably no part in OT history, since its identification with Dan (Smith, HGHL Apocalypse - In the NT we have the Apocalypse of John and in the OT we have the Book of Daniel, which is unmistakably both in style and substance of the same literary genus. Daniel and the Apocalypse of John mark respectively the beginning and the end of what may be called the apocalyptic period, which thus covers upwards of 260 years (say 168 b. † [6] occur those references to the pre-existent Messiah under the title ‘Son of man,’ which Hilgenfeld and others hare ascribed to Christian interpolation, but whose direct debt is probably only to Daniel (see esp. Daniel 7:13). In Daniel, which belongs to the period of the Maccabaean struggle, we may see the high-water mark of spiritual faith reached by this ideal; in the fact that after the fall of the Jewish State, the kernel† [14] of the nation, the Jews of the stricter synagogue, ceased to cherish the apocalypses and perhaps even suppressed‡ Palestine - ...
"The holy land," Zechariah 2:12; Zechariah 7:14, "land of desire"; Daniel 8:9. "the pleasant land"; Daniel 11:16; Daniel 11:41, "the glorious (or goodly) land"; Ezekiel 20:6; Ezekiel 20:15, "a land that I had espied for them flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands. beyond Jordan (Matthew 19:1). of Jordan between it and the desert, except the territory of the free cities Poilu, Gadara, Philadelphia, was "Perea. " From Dan (Banias) in the far N. The breadth at Gaza from the Mediterranean to the Dead Sea is 48 geographical miles; at the Litany, from the coast to Jordan is 20 miles; the average is 34 geographical or 40 English miles. The Jordan valley with its deep depression separates it from the Moab and Gilead highlands. The plain of Jezreel or Esdraelon on its northern side, separating the Ephraim mountains from those of Galilee, and stretching across from the Mediterranean to the Jordan valley, was the great battlefield of Palestine. to the Jordan, except at the Esdraelon plain and the far N. , the only entrances to the central highlands of Judah, Benjamin, and Ephraim, from the Jordan valley; as Engedi (2 Chronicles 20:1-2; 2 Chronicles 20:16) and Adummim, the route between Jericho and Jerusalem by which Pompey advanced when he took the capital. The slope from the western valleys is more gradual, as the level of the plain is higher, and the distance up the hills longer, than from the eastern Jordan depression; still the passes would be formidable for any army with baggage to pass. The Jordan valley is the special feature of Palestine. and its main portion the valley of Jordan (the Αrabah of the Hebrew, the Αulon of the Greeks, and the Ghor of the Arabs. of the Dead Sea crosses between the valley of the Jordan and the wady el Arabah running to the Red Sea. The Jordan valley divides Galilee, Ephraim, and Judah from Bashan, Gilead, and Moab respectively. The bottom of Jordan valley is actually more than 2,600 ft. below the level of the Mediterranean, and must have once been far deeper, being now covered with sediment accumulated by the Jordan. ...
The climate of the Jordan valley is tropical and enervating, and the men of Jericho a feeble race. "The region round about Jordan" was used of the vicinity of Jericho (Matthew 3:5). The Jordan is perennial, but most of the so-called "rivers" are mere "winter torrents" (nachal ), dry during fully half the year (Job 6:15-17). The Jordan valley, in its light fertile soil and torrid atmosphere where breezes never penetrate, somewhat resembles the valley of the Nile (Genesis 13:10). The lower hills and southern part of the seacoast plain is the "shephelah "; the northern part Sharon; the Jordan valley Ηa-Αrabah ; the "ravines", "torrent beds", and "small valleys" ('eemeq , nachal , gay ) of the highlands are never confounded. Solomon's temple was built under Hiram's guidance. The crevasse of the Jordan is possibly volcanic in origin, an upheaval tilting the limestone so as to leave a vast split in the strata, but stopping without intruding volcanic rocks into the fissure. of Jordan. These volcanic rocks are found in the cis-Jordanic country, only N. of the Dead Sea), and other places along the Jordan valley, and round the lakes, as Ain Tabighah N. The Tiberias hot springs flowed more abundantly and increased in temperature during the earthquake of 1837. of the lower Jordan and Dead Sea no volcanic formations appear. of the upper Jordan the most remarkable igneous rocks are found; the limestone lies underneath. ) Traces of two terraces appear in the Jordan valley. lower, reaching to the channel of the Jordan, was excavated by the river before it fell to its present level, when it filled the space between the eastern and western faces of the upper terrace. Asphalt or bitumen is only met with in the valley of the Jordan, and in fragments floating on the water or at the shore of the Dead Sea. Arabian and Indian tropical plants of about 100 different kinds are the remarkable anomaly in the torrid depression of the Jordan and Dead Sea
Offering - Part of that tithe was to be a terûmâh or “heave offering” to the priests, the descendants of Aaron (see Dan
Old Testament (ii. Christ as Student And Interpreter of). - At the earliest manifestation of manhood’s estate being reached, the full observance of the Law was enjoined upon the youth, and, consequently, our Lord’s appearance in the Temple at the age of twelve is quite in accordance with the regular practice of the time. In the services of the synagogue He would be familiar not only with the recognized reading of the Law in accordance with the prescribed practice and order, and may even have been frequently called upon in His youth to read, but in the chief Sabbath service He would also become familiar with passages read from the Prophets. He became, therefore, a popular interpreter of the Book to the weary heart of humanity; while He became, on the other hand, a hated teacher to the privileged class, who felt their profession endangered both by His methods and by the reception they met with at the hands of the crowd. , Dan
Bible - After having been concealed in the Dangerous days of the idolatrous kings of Judah, and particularly in the impious reigns of Manasseh and Amon, it was found in the days of Josiah, the succeeding prince, by Hilkiah the priest, in the temple. It is certain that Daniel had a copy of the Holy Scriptures with him at Babylon; for he quotes the law, and mentions the prophecies of Jeremiah, Daniel 9:2 ; Daniel 9:11 ; Daniel 9:13 . Ezra also changed the old names of several places that were become obsolete, putting instead of them the new names by which they were at that time called; instances of which occur in Genesis 14:4 , where Dan is substituted for Laish, and in several places in Genesis, and also in Numbers, where Hebron is put for Kirjath Arba, &c. the Pentateuch or five books of Moses, called Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy, the books of Joshua, Judges, Ruth , 1 & 2 Samuel , 1 & 2 Kings , 1 & 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, the Song of Solomon, the prophecies of Isaiah, Jeremiah with his Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. Josephus says, "We have not thousands of books, discordant, and contradicting each other: but we have only twenty-two, which comprehend the history of all former ages, and are justly regarded as divine. The histories which it contains of the life of Christ, known by the name of the Gospels, were composed by four of his contemporaries, two of whom had been constant attendants on his public ministry. In this manner the Scriptures were also secured from the Danger of being in any respect altered or vitiated