Dan is the northernmost city of the Kingdom of Israel, belonging to the Tribe of Dan. The city is identified with the tel known as Tel Dan (“Mound of Dan” in Hebrew).
The excavators of Tel Dan uncovered a city gate made of mud bricks on top of megalithic basalt standing stones, estimated to have been built around 1750 BC, presumed to be the period of the Biblical patriarchs. Its popular name is Abraham’s gate, because Abraham traveled to Dan to rescue his nephew Lot.
Genesis 14:14-16 (ESV)
When Abram heard that his kinsman had been taken captive, he led forth his trained men, born in his house, 318 of them, and went in pursuit as far as Dan. And he divided his forces against them by night, he and his servants, and defeated them and pursued them to Hobah, north of Damascus. Then he brought back all the possessions, and also brought back his kinsman Lot with his possessions, and the women and the people.
Our Father in heaven,
The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. We thank You that we are seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
We call for His Holy Spirit to rouse 319 trained intercessors for the defense of Israel. Jesus, route the demonic forces that are trying to steal the identity and destiny of Your people–the spirits of anti-Semitism, vengeance, religious hatred, and prophet-slaying.
We bless Israel’s northern borders. We bless Tel Dan and Abraham’s gate. We bless the Dan River. Amen.
1 John 3:8