Dan By Seal Date

Using the Dan seal date, the Lost Tribe of Dan can be identified as the modern Netherlands. This article explores.

Seal Date Identification

In general all of the tribes are identified by the use of a seal date. The date is a theoretical date derived from the passage in Revelation 7 where the tribes of Israel are sealed.

Each tribe has a seal date 12,000 days apart -- in the order listed in that passage.

The tribe of Dan is not listed there but is the location from which all of the other tribes are measured. Dan sits on Day 1 of the days. Here is the Date Report:

Dan's Seal Date
Tue12570-03-23 AA16 Oct 1579 NS6 Oct 2332 AUC4585223 AAN
3070-03-23 FE6 Oct 1579 OS6 Oct 1579 AD2298066 JDN

Union Of Utrecht

The Union of Utrecht was signed by Holland, Zeeland and Utrecht on January 23, 1579 OS.

The document unified most of the northern territories of what would become the Protestant Dutch Republic. The Catholic territories in the southern part of the country would eventually become part of France.

The Union of Utrecht was not recognized internationally until the Peace of Westphalia was signed in 1648 ending the Eighty Years war.

The Union of Utrecht had several additional provinces sign across 1579 and 1580. This spread in signatories across time would be seen again on seal date related documents especially with the United States Declaration of Independence in 1776.

  • August, 1579: Amersfoort, Ypres, Antwerp, Breda and Brussels join.
  • February, 1580: Lier, Bruges, and Groningen join.
  • April, 1580: Zutphen, 1/4 of Guelders, Overijssel and Drenthe join.

Until the signing of this document the Low Countries, what today is the Netherlands, had been under the control of Spain.

This signing is within the tribe and identifying the Lost Tribe of Dan.


The situation in the Dutch Republic was complicated, with lots of internal disagreements between the constituent parts. The following map helps explain the diversity of the country at the time of this agreement.

Union of Utrecht
Union of Utrecht

This seal date has related documents where the signing is spread out over more than 1 year.

Many of the other key dates like this one turn out to have key political events happen on almost exactly the correct date. I have been unable to locate any text that would narrow down this signing date.

The Lost Tribe of Dan is the modern Netherlands and all other affiliated countries.