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Dan - Tel Dan

Source of the Jordan River. Sam and the pilgrims arrived there after about an hours ride over a rough, rocky road. September 18, 1867.

The Hebrew Bible states that prior to its conquest by the tribe of Dan the site was known as Laish with variant spellings within the Books of Joshua, Judges and Isaiah.In Joshua 19:47 it is called Leshem or Lesem, which means "jewel". Isaiah 10:30 has the alternative name Laishah in a number of translations. Tel Dan is a modern Israeli name for the site.

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