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Dan

(Genesis 14:14; Joshua 19:47; Judges 18:27-29)

“And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive , he armed his trained servants, born in his own house,  three hundred and eighteen , and pursued them unto Dan.” (Genesis 14:14)

The archaeological mound of the ancient city of Dan is 65 feet  high. It is alongside the sources of the Jordan River,half a mile  north of kibbutz Dan.

Site of the ancient city of Leshem.

“And the coast of the children of Dan went out too little for them: therefore the children of  Dan went up to fight against Leshem, and took it, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and possessed it, and dwelt therein, and called Leshem, Dan, after the name of Dan their father.” (Joshua 19:47)

Initially called Laish, then called Dan after its capture by the tribe of Dan.

“And they took the things which Micah had made, and the priest which he had, and came unto Laish, unto a people that were at quiet and secure: and they smote them with the edge of the sword, and burnt the city with fire. And there was no deliverer, because it was far from Zidon, and they had no business with any man; and it was in ………

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