“And six hundred men of the tribe of Dan, armed with weapons of war set forth from Zorah and Eshtaol, and went up and encamped at Kiriathjearim in Judah . … the Danites came to Laish, to a people quiet and unsuspecting, and smote them with the edge of the sword, and burned the city with fire. And there was no deliverer because it was far from Sidon, and they had no dealings with any one … And they rebuilt the city, and dwelt in it. And they named the City Dan, after the name of Dan their ancestor” (Judges 18:11–12, 27–29).
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