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Dan:1 In the Bible, son of Jacob and Bilhah and eponymous ancestor of one of the 12 tribes of Israel. Their allotment in SW Palestine was the least extensive. The hostility of the Amorites living there prompted the Danites to migrate north where they established themselves. The Book of Judges may indicate that the Danites were originally part of the Sea Peoples. They shared the lot of the northern Hebrews at the hands of the Assyrians in the 8th cent. BC 2 City, northernmost landmark of ancient Palestine, hence the expression "from Dan to Beersheba." It is mentioned numerous times in the Bible. Its original name was Laish or Leshem; it was renamed by the conquering Danites.

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Dan in the Bible, a Hebrew patriarch, son of Jacob and Bilhah, or the the tribe of Israel traditionally descended from him. Dan is also the name of an ancient town in the north of Canaan, where the tribe of Dan settled.
from Dan to Beersheba proverbial expression used to indicate a farthest extremity; in biblical times Dan marked the farthest northern point of the ancient Hebrew kingdom, and Beersheba the southern point.

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Dan. One of the twelve tribes of Israel.

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