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Fausset's Bible Dictionary

Laish (2)

("lion".) Laish being near its haunt, the wooded slopes of Bashan, Hermon, and Lebanon, and the jungles of Lake Merom (see Deuteronomy 33:22, "Dan ... a lion's whelp ... shall leap from Bashan"; also Song of Solomon 4:8). (See DAN called also Leshem (Judges 18:7; Judges 18:14; Judges 18:27; Judges 18:29; Joshua 19:47). In Isaiah 10:30, "cause it to be heard unto Laish" (i.e. shriek so as to be heard to the utmost northern boundary of the land) may refer to the Laish at the source of the Jordan, four miles W. of Bantus or Caesarea Philippi. But probably it refers to another Laish, a village between Gallim and Anathoth, which are mentioned in the context; near Jerusalem. Then translated "hearken, O Laishah"; "answer ('aniyah ), Anathoth (a play on similar sounds and sense) her, O Anathoth" ("responses", i.e. echoing the shriek of Gallim). See LASHA.)

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Laish (2)'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fbd/l/laish-2.html. 1949.

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