Tel Dan & David

John Ronning ronning at
Wed Jan 5 13:18:56 EST 2000

George Athas wrote:

> I have no doubt whatsoever that _bytdwd_ is
> not a dynastic name but a toponym. The next question is whether that toponym can be
> related to a "David" person. 

Could bytdwd be a toponym meaning the nation of Judah, named
after the founder of the dynasty (then it would be a toponym
and a dynastic name)?  If not, is there a better candidate
for what this toponym is, known from any source?



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