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laish

laish


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Laish 
  a  lion.  (1.)  A  city  of  the  Sidonians  in  the  extreme  north  of 
  Palestine  (Judg.  18:7,  14);  called  also  Leshem  (Josh.  19:47)  and 
  Dan  (Judg.  18:7,  29;  Jer.  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  (Josh.  11:5). 
 
  (2.)  A  place  mentioned  in  Isa.  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  Sam.  25:44). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Laish,  a  lion