Judges 18:29
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New International Version
They named it Dan after their ancestor Dan, who was born to Israel--though the city used to be called Laish.

New Living Translation
They renamed the town Dan after their ancestor, Israel's son, but it had originally been called Laish.

English Standard Version
And they named the city Dan, after the name of Dan their ancestor, who was born to Israel; but the name of the city was Laish at the first.

Berean Study Bible
They named it Dan, after their forefather Dan, who was born to Israel—though the city was formerly named Laish.

New American Standard Bible
They called the name of the city Dan, after the name of Dan their father who was born in Israel; however, the name of the city formerly was Laish.

King James Bible
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.

Christian Standard Bible
They named the city Dan, after the name of their ancestor Dan, who was born to Israel. The city was formerly named Laish.

Contemporary English Version
But they named it Dan, after one of Israel's sons, who was the ancestor of their tribe.

Good News Translation
They changed its name from Laish to Dan, after their ancestor Dan, the son of Jacob.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They named the city Dan, after the name of their ancestor Dan, who was born to Israel. The city was formerly named Laish.

International Standard Version
They renamed the city Dan, after the name of their ancestor Dan, who had been born in Israel. The former name of the city was Laish.

NET Bible
They named it Dan after their ancestor, who was one of Israel's sons. But the city's name used to be Laish.

New Heart English Bible
They called the name of the city Dan, after the name of Dan their ancestor, who was born to Israel. However the name of the city was originally Laish.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They named the city Dan in honor of their ancestor Dan, Israel's son. Originally, the city was called Laish.

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.

New American Standard 1977
And they called the name of the city Dan, after the name of Dan their father who was born in Israel; however, the name of the city formerly was Laish.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they called the name of the city Dan after the name of Dan their father, who was born unto Israel; however, the name of the city was Laish at the first.

King James 2000 Bible
And they called the name of the city Dan, after the name of Dan their father, who was born unto Israel: however the name of the city was Laish at the first.

American King James Version
And 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.

American Standard 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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Calling the name of the city Dan after the name of their father, who was the son of Israel, which before was called Lais.

Darby Bible Translation
And they called the name of the city Dan, after the name of Dan their father, who was born to Israel; howbeit Laish was the name of the city at the first.

English Revised 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they called the name of the city Dan, after the name of Dan their father, who was born to Israel: but the name of the city was Laish at the first.

World English Bible
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.

Young's Literal Translation
and call the name of the city Dan, by the name of Dan their father, who was born to Israel; and yet Laish is the name of the city at the first.
Study Bible
The Danites Take Micah's Idols
28There was no one to deliver them, because the city was far from Sidon and had no alliance with anyone; it was in a valley near Beth-rehob. And the Danites rebuilt the city and lived there. 29They named it Dan, after their forefather Dan, who was born to Israel— though the city was formerly named Laish. 30The Danites set up idols for themselves, and Jonathan son of Gershom, the son of Moses, and his sons were priests for the tribe of Dan until the day of the captivity of the land.…
Cross References
Genesis 14:14
And when Abram heard that his relative had been captured, he assembled the 318 trained men born in his household, and they set out in pursuit as far as Dan.

Joshua 19:47
(Later, when the territory of the Danites was lost to them, they went up and fought against Leshem, captured it, and struck it down with the sword. So they took possession of Leshem, settled there, and renamed it after their father Dan.)

Judges 18:7
So the five men departed and came to Laish, where they saw that the people were living securely, like the Sidonians, tranquil and unsuspecting. There was nothing lacking in the land and no oppressive ruler. And they were far away from the Sidonians and had no alliance with anyone.

1 Kings 15:20
And Ben-hadad listened to King Asa and sent the commanders of his armies against the cities of Israel, conquering Ijon, Dan, Abel-beth-maacah, and the whole land of Naphtali, including the region of Chinnereth.

Jeremiah 8:16
The snorting of enemy horses is heard from Dan. At the sound of the neighing of mighty steeds, the whole land quakes. They come to devour the land and everything in it, the city and all who dwell in it."

Treasury of Scripture

And 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.

Dan

Judges 20:1 Then all the children of Israel went out, and the congregation was …

Genesis 14:14 And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed …

Joshua 19:47 And the coast of the children of Dan went out too little for them: …

2 Samuel 17:11 Therefore I counsel that all Israel be generally gathered to you, …

1 Kings 12:29,30 And he set the one in Bethel, and the other put he in Dan…

1 Kings 15:20 So Benhadad listened to king Asa, and sent the captains of the hosts …

who was

Genesis 30:6 And Rachel said, God has judged me, and has also heard my voice, …

Genesis 32:28 And he said, Your name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: …

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 Caesarea Philippi, or Paneas, now Banian, (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.







(29) They called the name of the city Dan.--Just as the Messenians changed the name Zankle into Messene.

Verse 29. - Howbeit Laish was the name, etc. The strange form here given in the Septuagint, Oulamais, arises from their having taken the Hebrew word for howbeit (oulam) as part of the name, and left out the L of Laish (see ver. 7, note). And they called the name of the city Dan,.... The name of their tribe, and to show that though they were at the furthest part of the land northward, and at such a distance from their tribe, which lay to the southwest, yet they belonged to it:

after the name of Dan their father, who was born unto Israel; one of the twelve sons of Jacob or Israel:

however, the name of the city was Laish at first; which signifies a "lion", and might be so called from its being infested with lions, which might come from the mountain of Lebanon, near to which it was, and whither Dan, as a lion's whelp, leaped, Deuteronomy 33:22 and now the prophecy had its accomplishment. This place was also called Leshem, Joshua 19:47 and it is remarkable that Leshem is the name of the precious stone in the high priest's breastplate, on which the name of Dan was engraved, which was done many years before this city fell into the hands of the Danites, though that might portend it. 17:7-13 Micah thought it was a sign of God's favour to him and his images, that a Levite should come to his door. Thus those who please themselves with their own delusions, if Providence unexpectedly bring any thing to their hands that further them in their evil way, are apt from thence to think that God is pleased with them.
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