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Dan: Son of Jacob and Bilhah, fifth of the Twelve Tribes. ("Dan." is also an oft-used abbreviation for Daniel.)
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1566 BCE
Dan, the son of Jacob and Bilhah, fifth of the Twelve Tribes, was born on 9 Elul in Haran. He lived to the age of 125. (Yalkut Shimoni, Shemot, remez 162) Link: The Collectors
The first, and perhaps the most famous, twins in the Bible are Jacob and Esau. The only other set is Peretz and Zerach.
“G-d has judged me and also listened to my voice.” (Genesis 30:6) Rachel named the first child of her nursemaid Bilhah, Dan, a name that embodies the quality of justice. Judgment and justice are about setting boundaries and maintaining objectivity to avoi...
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