Tel Dan

Tel Dan

Tel Dan is the biblical city of Dan that was formerly called Laish by its Canaanite inhabitants (Judges 18:27-29). According to 1 Kings 12:25-30, Jeroboam built temples at both Dan and Bethel to stop the northern Israelites from ascending to the Jerusalem temple.


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The Temple of Jeroboam at Dan

1 Kings 12:25-30 purports that King Jeroboam built a temple at Dan to prevent his constituents from ascending to Jerusalem and renewing patronage to…