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Dan (See also wiki article Dan_(ancient_city).)

DAN - A city in northern Palestine, once called Laish (Jg.18.29) or Leshem (Jos.19.47), though the ancient record of the battle of four kings against five gives the later name (Gn.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 K.12.29). It was perhaps the same as Dan-jaan, 2 S.24.6 (AV, RV; RSV Dan), one of the borders of Joab's census district. It was captured by Ben-hadad (1 K.15.20). It is identified with Tell el-Qadi on account of the similarity of meaning of the names, Arabic Qadi = Hebrew Dan = 'judge.' The site would well suit the geographical context of the narratives. [Article: Dictionary of the Bible, J.Hastings, 2nd Ed., T&T.Clark, 1963. - R.A.S.M. - H.H.R.]