Judges 18:12
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New International Version
On their way they set up camp near Kiriath Jearim in Judah. This is why the place west of Kiriath Jearim is called Mahaneh Dan to this day.

King James Bible
And they went up, and pitched in Kirjathjearim, in Judah: wherefore they called that place Mahanehdan unto this day: behold, it is behind Kirjathjearim.

Darby Bible Translation
And they went up and encamped in Kirjath-jearim, in Judah; therefore they call that place Mahaneh-Dan to this day: behold, it is behind Kirjath-jearim.

World English Bible
They went up, and encamped in Kiriath Jearim, in Judah: therefore they called that place Mahaneh Dan, to this day; behold, it is behind Kiriath Jearim.

Young's Literal Translation
And they go up and encamp in Kirjath-Jearim, in Judah, therefore they have called that place, 'Camp of Dan,' till this day; lo, behind Kirjath-Jearim.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Mahaneh-dan - "The camp of Dan;" so called from the circumstance of this armament encamping there. See Judges 13:25 (note), which affords some proof that this transaction was previous to the days of Samson.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Kirjath-jearim. A city of Judah, on the confines of Benjamin; distant nine miles from Aelia or Jerusalem, in going towards Diospolis or Lydda, according to Eusebius

Joshua 15:60 Kirjathbaal, which is Kirjathjearim, and Rabbah; two cities with their villages:

1 Samuel 7:1 And the men of Kirjathjearim came, and fetched up the ark of the LORD, and brought it into the house of Abinadab in the hill...

1 Chronicles 13:5,6 So David gathered all Israel together, from Shihor of Egypt even to the entering of Hemath, to bring the ark of God from Kirjathjearim...

2 Chronicles 1:4 But the ark of God had David brought up from Kirjathjearim to the place which David had prepared for it...


Judges 13:25 And the Spirit of the LORD began to move him at times in the camp of Dan between Zorah and Eshtaol.

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Cross References
Joshua 9:17
So the Israelites set out and on the third day came to their cities: Gibeon, Kephirah, Beeroth and Kiriath Jearim.

Joshua 15:9
From the hilltop the boundary headed toward the spring of the waters of Nephtoah, came out at the towns of Mount Ephron and went down toward Baalah (that is, Kiriath Jearim).

Judges 13:25
and the Spirit of the LORD began to stir him while he was in Mahaneh Dan, between Zorah and Eshtaol.

Judges 18:11
Then six hundred men of the Danites, armed for battle, set out from Zorah and Eshtaol.

Judges 18:13
From there they went on to the hill country of Ephraim and came to Micah's house.

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