Laish

LAISH (lā'ĭsh, Heb. layish)

A city in the upper Jordan Valley. It was captured by the Danites and renamed Dan (Judg.18.7, Judg.18.14, Judg.18.27, Judg.18.29). It is called Leshem in Joshua 19:47. Laish in the KJV and NEB of Isa.10.30 is Laishah in other versions (e.g., nasb, niv). It is a town a short distance north of Jerusalem.The father of Phalti or Phaltiel, a Benjamite, to whom Michal, David’s wife, was given by Saul (1Sam.25.44; 2Sam.3.15).


LAISH lā’ ĭsh (לַיִשׁ). 1. A Canaanite city in N Pal. captured by the Danites and called by them Dan (Judg 18:7, 14, 27, 29); called Leshem in Joshua 19:47.

2. A Benjaminite, the father of Paltiel (Palti in 1 Sam 25:44), to whom Saul gave Michal, David’s wife (1 Sam 25:44; 2 Sam 3:15).

3. The KJV form Laishah (Isa 10:30).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

(layish):

(1) A city in the upper Jordan valley, apparently colonized by the Sidonians, which was captured by the Danires and called DAN (which see) (Jud 18:7, etc.; Isa 10:30 the King James Version). In Jos 19:47 the name appears as "Leshem."

(2) A Benjamite, father of Palti or Paltiel, to whom Michal, David’s wife, was given by Saul (1Sa 25:44; 2Sa 3:15).