Laish

Laish [N] [H] [S]

a lion.

  • A city of the Sidonians, in the extreme north of Palestine ( Judges 18:7 Judges 18:14 ); called also Leshem ( Joshua 19:47 ) and Dan ( Judges 18:7 Judges 18:29 ; Jeremiah 8:16 ). It lay near the sources of the Jordan, about 4 miles from Paneas. The restless and warlike tribe of Dan (q.v.), looking out for larger possessions, invaded this country and took Laish with its territory. It is identified with the ruin Tell-el-Kady, "the mound of the judge," to the north of the Waters of Merom ( Joshua 11:5 ).

  • A place mentioned in Isaiah 10:30 . It has been supposed to be the modern el-Isawiyeh, about a mile north-east of Jerusalem.

  • The father of Phalti ( 1 Samuel 25:44 ).

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Laish". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Laish [N] [E] [S]

    a lion
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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    Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Laish'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

    Laish [N] [E] [H]

    (lion ), father of Phaltiel, to whom Saul had given Michal, Davids wife. ( 1 Samuel 25:44 ; 2 Samuel 3:15 )


    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

    Bibliography Information

    Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Laish'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

    LAISH

    la'-ish (layish):

    (1) A city in the upper Jordan valley, apparently colonized by the Sidonians, which was captured by the Danires and called DAN (which see) (Judges 18:7, etc.; Isaiah 10:30 the King James Version). In Joshua 19:47 the name appears as "Leshem."

    (2) A Benjamite, father of Palti or Paltiel, to whom Michal, David's wife, was given by Saul (1 Samuel 25:44; 2 Samuel 3:15).


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    Bibliography Information
    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'LAISH'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.