A Religion Modified for Man’s Convenience – Dan

A Religion Modified for Man’s Convenience – Dan

Altar at Tel Dan, Israel Tour, BJ Lawson, thethirdcup.com, Precept Ministries, Bible Studies

The above photo is of the site of the altar at Dan. The metal frame work is of course a reconstruction to illustrate what the altar might have looked like

Recommended Reading for today: 1 Kings 11-12

Facts about Dan

  • Was named after Jacob’s son Dan (Judges 18:29)
  • The priest Jonathan established a shrine here.( Judges 18:30)
  • When Israel split, Jeroboam ruled the Northern Kingdom (Israel), which included Dan.
  • When he feared his people would go to Jerusalem to worship and possibly return to following Rehoboam (King of the Southern Kingdom, Judah) he made golden calf idols and told the people these gods brought them from the Land of Egypt. (1 Kings 12)
  • Dan was the furthermost northern city of Israel, and Beersheba was the southern; hence the phrase “from Dan to Beersheba” meant to cover the whole country. (more…)

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