18:29 They named it Dan after their ancestor, who was one of Israel’s sons. 1 But the city’s name used to be Laish. 18:30 The Danites worshiped 2 the carved image. Jonathan, descendant 3 of Gershom, son of Moses, 4 and his descendants 5 served as priests for the tribe of Dan until the time of the exile.
1 tn Heb “They called the name of the city Dan, after the name of Dan their father, who had been born to Israel.”
2 tn Heb “erected for themselves.”
3 tn Heb “son.”
4 tc Several ancient textual witnesses, including some LXX
5 tn Heb “sons.”