Imagination and History Converge: The Danites in the Middle Ages

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During the Middle Ages people identifying themselves as Danites, that is, members of the tribe of Dan, periodically appeared in the Jewish diaspora, mainly in the Mediterranean basin. An examination of the sources excavates the circumstances of these cases, suggesting a scenario that explains how these individuals came to emerge from the obscurity of their brethren. This scenario is then situated in a broader historical context. The discussion concludes by addressing the implications of these experiences for our understanding of history.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-138
Number of pages14
JournalJewish History
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jun 2022

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Universidad Cat?lica de C?rdoba, Argentina, Research Secretariat, project code: 80020150200082CC.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature B.V.


  • Beta Israel
  • Eschatology
  • Ethiopia
  • Mediterranean
  • Nubia
  • Slave trade
  • Ten lost tribes
  • Tribe of Dan


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