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la'-ish (layish):

(1) A city in the upper Jordan valley, apparently colonized by the Sidonians, which was captured by the Danites 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).

Strong's Hebrew
3889. Lush -- Laish
... 3888, 3889. Lush. 3890 . Laish. Transliteration: Lush Phonetic Spelling: (loosh)
Short Definition: Laish. Word Origin the same as Layish, qv. Laish ...
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3919. Layish -- "lion," a city and region in N. Canaan
... 3918, 3919. Layish. 3919a . "lion," a city and region in N. Canaan.
Transliteration: Layish Phonetic Spelling: (lah'-yish) Short Definition: Laish. ...
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3919b. Layish -- an Israelite
... an Israelite. Transliteration: Layish Short Definition: Laish. Word Origin from
the same as layish Definition an Isr. NASB Word Usage Laish (2). ...
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3919a. Layish -- "lion," a city and region in N. Canaan
... 3919, 3919a. Layish. 3919b . "lion," a city and region in N. Canaan.
Transliteration: Layish Short Definition: Laish. Word Origin ...
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"And Watch unto Prayer. "
... When he is at peace and dwells securely, as the people of Laish, he troubles himself
with nothing, but dreams over his days, but that is a decaying condition. ...
/.../binning/the works of the rev hugh binning/sermon xxi and watch unto.htm

Chapter xiv
... Almost without exception commentators locate "Dan" at the site of Dan Laish, about
ten miles almost due north of Lake Merom, that is the town frequently ...
// of genesis volume 1/chapter xiv.htm

A Nation's Struggle for a Home and Freedom.
... A few outposts were established in the Jordan valley, as for example, Laish, later
known as Dan, at the foot of Mount Hermon, and Jericho, at the southern end ...
/.../kent/the making of a nation/study xii a nations struggle.htm

Pamias. Paneas, the Spring of Jordan.
... Concerning the Danites invading Laish, or Leshem, which being subdued they called
Dan, he speaks thus; "But they, travelling a day's journey through the great ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 67 pamias paneas the.htm

The Prophet --His Youth and his Call.
... too, as Isaiah had predicted, the main path of invasion from the North,(102) by
Ai, Migron, Michmash, the Pass, Geba, Ramah, Gibeah of Saul, Laish, and poor ...
// iii the prophethis youth.htm

Index of Subjects.
... Daniel, apocryphal additions to, 359. Danites, their conquest of Laish, 243,
245. Darius Hystaspes, 261, 345. Darius the Median, 328. ...
// to the bible/index of subjects.htm

Fear and Faith
... So, for instance, the people of that secluded little town of Laish, whose peaceful
existence amidst warlike neighbours is described with such singular beauty ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture j/fear and faith.htm

The Israelites
... and Dan hardly existed as separate tribes except in name; their territories were
absorbed into that of Judah, and it was only in the city of Laish in the far ...
/.../sayce/early israel and the surrounding nations/chapter i the israelites.htm

The First Chaldaean Empire and the Hyksos in Egypt
... Its principal source is at Tell el-Qadi, where it rises out of a basaltic
mound whose summit is crowned by the ruins of Laish.*. ...
/.../chapter ithe first chaldaean empire.htm

The Historical Books.
... Chap.12:1-6. The book closes with a two-fold appendix, recording, first, the conquest
of Laish by the Danites, and in connection with this the story of Micah ...
/.../barrows/companion to the bible/chapter xx the historical books.htm

Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary

a lion

Smith's Bible Dictionary

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

ATS Bible Dictionary

See DAN.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
A lion.

(1.) 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.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).

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

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

Laish (8 Occurrences)
... The restless and warlike tribe of Dan (qv), looking out for larger possessions,
invaded this country and took Laish with its territory. ...LAISH. ...
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La'ish (5 Occurrences)
La'ish. Laish, La'ish. Laishah . ... (DBY RSV). 1 Samuel 25:44 Now Saul had given
Michal his daughter, David's wife, to Palti the son of Laish, who was of Gallim ...
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Tribe (250 Occurrences)
... Desiring an extension of territory, the Danites sent out spies, who recommended
an attack upon Laish, a city at the north end of the Jordan valley. ...
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Jonathan (109 Occurrences)
... where they found Jonathan and consulted the oracle through him (Judges 18:1-5).
Having received a favorable answer, they set out and came to Laish, and on ...
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Lion (92 Occurrences)
... (4) layish, translated "old lion" or "lion" (Job 4:11 Proverbs 30:30 Isaiah 30:6).
Compare Arabic laith, "lion": layish, "Laish," or "Leshem" (Joshua 19:47 ...
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Gallim (2 Occurrences)
... It was the home of Palti the son of Laish (1 Samuel 25:44), and it is by many
authorities identified with the Gilgal on the North border of Judah (Joshua 15:7 ...
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Paltiel (3 Occurrences)
... (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS NIV). 1 Samuel 25:44 Now Saul had given Michal
his daughter, David's wife, to Palti the son of Laish, who was of Gallim. ...
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Phalti (1 Occurrence)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Deliverance of the Lord, the son of Laish of
Gallim (1 Samuel 25:44)= Phaltiel (2 Samuel 3:15). Michal ...
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Dan (71 Occurrences)
... Fields. This old border city was originally called Laish. ... time. The town rebuilt
on the site of Laish they called Dan-see following article. ...
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Michal (18 Occurrences)
... When David was outlawed and exiled, she was married to Palti or Paltiel, the son
of Laish of Gallim (1 Samuel 25:44), but was, despite Palti's sorrowful protest ...
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Bible Concordance
Laish (8 Occurrences)

Judges 18:7 Then the five men departed, and came to Laish, and saw the people who were therein, how they lived in security, after the manner of the Sidonians, quiet and secure; for there was none in the land, possessing authority, that might put them to shame in anything, and they were far from the Sidonians, and had no dealings with any man.

Judges 18:9 And they said, Up! and let us go against Laish; for we have seen the land, and it is very good: why are you doing nothing? Do not be slow to go in and take the land for your heritage.

Judges 18:14 Then the five men who went to spy out the country of Laish answered, and said to their brothers, "Do you know that there is in these houses an ephod, and teraphim, and an engraved image, and a molten image? Now therefore consider what you have to do."

Judges 18:27 They took that which Micah had made, and the priest whom he had, and came to Laish, to a people quiet and secure, and struck them with the edge of the sword; and they burnt the city with fire.

Judges 18:29 They called the name of the city Dan, after the name of Dan their father, who was born to Israel: however the name of the city was Laish at the first.

1 Samuel 25:44 Now Saul had given Michal his daughter, David's wife, to Palti the son of Laish, who was of Gallim.

2 Samuel 3:15 Ishbosheth sent, and took her from her husband, even from Paltiel the son of Laish.

Isaiah 10:30 Cry aloud with your voice, daughter of Gallim! Listen, Laishah! You poor Anathoth!



Laish: A Native of Gallim

Laish: A Town Near Jerusalem

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Lion (92 Occurrences)

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Phalti (1 Occurrence)

Dan (71 Occurrences)

Michal (18 Occurrences)

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Micah (54 Occurrences)

Quiet (167 Occurrences)

Quietly (30 Occurrences)

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Lairs (2 Occurrences)

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Eshtaol (7 Occurrences)

Explore (13 Occurrences)

Mahanehdan (1 Occurrence)

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Pictured (26 Occurrences)

Palti (2 Occurrences)

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Beth-rehob (2 Occurrences)

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Confident (42 Occurrences)

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Sidon (35 Occurrences)

Security (41 Occurrences)

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Molten (41 Occurrences)

Ishbosheth (13 Occurrences)

Engraved (62 Occurrences)

Ish-bosheth (14 Occurrences)

Safety (72 Occurrences)

Kinsmen (74 Occurrences)

Forefather (33 Occurrences)

Judges (117 Occurrences)

Metal (69 Occurrences)

Spy (27 Occurrences)

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Slow (43 Occurrences)

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David's (142 Occurrences)

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