[b-hebrew] Dan (was: Where Was Jacob's Ladder)

Tory Thorpe torythrp at yahoo.com
Sun Nov 11 20:13:02 EST 2007


On Nov 11, 2007, at 6:34 PM, K Randolph wrote:

> Just out of curiosity:
>
> On 11/11/07, Tory Thorpe <torythrp at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>
>> I think we can safely rule out Danuna, a kingdom thought to have been
>> situated in eastern Cilicia. It is mentioned, for example, in the
>> Amarna letter EA 151. Then again, the location of Danuna, and at
>> least the origin of the people Danuna, is a subject of debate. I
>> suppose it is not impossible for there to have been a well-known
>> settlement of Danunites in northern Canaan during the time of the
>> Patriarchs.
>>
>> Tory Thorpe
>
> Why do you assume that just because there is a name to a geographical
> location, that there was a settlement there?

It's an assumption, I admit. Evidence of a people called Dan,  
unrelated to the biblical tribe, in northern Canaan suggests it. It  
was my way of saying you may have a point, without saying you may  
have a point :)

Tory Thorpe



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