laish Summary and Overview
Bible Dictionaries at a Glance
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. 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 NE of Jerusalem.
(3.) The father of Phalti (1 Sam. 25:44).
laish in Schaff's Bible Dictionary
LA'ISH (lion),father of Phaltiel, to whom Saul gave Michal, David's wife. 1 Sam 25:44;2 Sam 3:15.
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 Samuel 3:15).