|Overview - Judges 18|
|1||The Danites send five men to seek out an inheritance.|
|3||At the house of Micah they consult with Jonathan, and are encouraged on their way.|
|7||They search Laish, and bring back news of good hope.|
|11||Six hundred men are sent to surprise it.|
|14||In their way they rob Micah of his priest and his consecrated things.|
|27||They win Laish, and call it Dan.|
|30||They set up idolatry, wherein Jonathan inherits the priesthood.|
Judges 18:29 (King James Version)
And they called the name of the city Dan, after the name of Dan their father, who was born unto Israel: howbeit the name of the city was Laish at the first.
- 20:1 Genesis 14:14 ; Joshua 19:47 ; 2 Samuel 17:11 ; 1 Kings 12:29 1 Kings 12:30 ; 15:20
- who was
- Genesis 30:6 ; 32:28
- Laish, or Dan, was situated at the northern extremity of the land of Canaan, in a beautiful and fertile plain, at the foot of mount Lebanon, on the springs of Jordan, and, according to Eusebius, four miles from Csarea Philippi, or Paneas, now Banias, (with which some have confounded it,) towards Tyre. Burckhardt says, that the source of the river El Dhan, or Jordan, is at an hour's distance from Banias, which agrees with Eusebius.