The largest of four sources of the Jordan River, the Dan Spring emerges at the base of Mt. Hermon next to Tel Dan. It flows for four miles (6.5 km) before joining the second largest source of the Jordan River, the Banias Spring. Together the four sources (including the Iyon and Hasbani) of the Jordan River drain a total area of more than 1,040 square miles (2,700 sq km).
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For Bible chapters related to Dan, see Joshua 19 and Judges 18. See also our page Sources of the Jordan River at Life in the Holy Land.
The Ancient City of Dan (Land of the Bible) A nice overview of the history and archaeology of the site of Dan.
Dan (All About Archaeology) An archaeological discussion of Dan, including discussions of the Middle Bronze gate and the Tel Dan Stele.
The Site of Tel Dan (official excavation site) Information about specific items found at Dan, along with limited photos; also includes brief information about the Biran excavations of 1966–90s.
An 1856 Account of Visiting Dan (book excerpt from archive.org) Read about the historic site of Dan, then known as Tell el-Kady. Written by the eminent geographers Edward Robinson and Eli Smith in Later Biblical Researches in Palestine and the Adjacent Regions, it gives a unique look at the site from well over a century ago. This account starts on page 390 of the original, and page 437 of this digital version.
The Tel Dan Inscription (K.C. Hanson) Technical description of the Tel Dan Inscription (a.k.a. The Bytdwd Inscription, a.k.a. The House of David Inscription.)
The Sanctuaries at Dan and Bethel (Bible Odyssey) Strongly biblical and archaeological commentary on Dan.
Biblical City of Dan (Jewish Virtual Library) Highlights the history of the site, beginning with the Canaanite city, and several of the important archaeological findings, including the “House of David” inscription (there called the Aramaic Stele).