Bible Names H-M: Laish
Laish in Easton's Bible Dictionary
a lion. (1.) A city of the Sidonians, in the extreme north of
Israel (Judg. 18:7, 14); called also Leshem (Josh.
Dan (Judg. 18:7, 29; Jer. 8:16). It lay near the
sources of the
Jordan, about 4 miles from Paneas. The restless and
tribe of Dan (q.v.), looking out for larger
this country and took Laish with its territory. It is
with the ruin Tell-el-Kady, "the mound of the judge,"
north of the Waters of Merom (Josh. 11:5).
(2.) A place mentioned in Isa. 10:30. It has been
be the modern el-Isawiyeh, about a mile north-east of
(3.) The father of Phalti (1 Sam. 25:44).
Laish in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Father of PHALTIEL (Saul's daughter, Michal's second husband)
of GALLIM, a coincidence with the conjunction of the same
names "Laish" and "Gallim" (Isaiah 10:30; 1 Samuel 25:44;2
Laish in Hitchcock's Bible Names
Laish in Naves Topical Bible
-1. Also called LESHEM
-2. A native of Gallim
1Sa 25:44; 2Sa 3:15
-3. A town near Jerusalem
Laish in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(lion), the city which was taken by the Danites, and under
its new name of Dan became famous as the northern limit of the
nation. Jud 18:7,14,27,29 [DAN] It was near the sources of the
Jordan. In the Authorized Version Laish is again mentioned in
the account of Sennacherib's march on Jerusalem.
Isa 10:30 This Laish is probably the small village
Laishah, lying between Gallim and Anathoth in Benjamin, and of
which hitherto no traces have been found. (Fairbairn's
"Imperial Bible Dictionary" suggests that it may be the
present little village el-Isawiyeh, in a beautiful valley a
mile northeast of Jerusalem. --ED.)
Laish in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
(1) A city in the upper Jordan valley, apparently colonized by
the Sidonians, which was captured by the Danires and called
DAN (which see) (Jdg 18:7, etc.; Isa 10:30 the King James
Version). In Josh 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 Sam 25:44; 2 Sam 3:15).
Laish Scripture - Judges 18:14
Then answered the five men that went to spy out the country of
Laish, and said unto their brethren, Do ye know that there is
in these houses an ephod, and teraphim, and a graven image,
and a molten image? now therefore consider what ye have to do.
Laish Scripture - Judges 18:29
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.
Laish Scripture - Judges 18:7
Then the five men departed, and came to Laish, and saw the
people that [were] therein, how they dwelt careless, after the
manner of the Zidonians, quiet and secure; and [there was] no
magistrate in the land, that might put [them] to shame in
[any] thing; and they [were] far from the Zidonians, and had
no business with [any] man.
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