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Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception

Volume 16
Editor(s): Christine Helmer, Steven L. McKenzie, Thomas Römer, Jens Schröter, Barry Dov Walfish, Eric J. Ziolkowski
De Gruyter (Berlin, Boston) 2018

Leshem (MT Lešem) is a city mentioned in Josh 19:47. It is located in the upper Jordan valley, apparently colonized by the Sidonians. According to Josh 19, the restless and warlike tribe of Dan, looking out for larger possessions, abandoned their allotted territory and traveled to the far north of Canaan and invaded a city called Leshem, renaming it Dan.…

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