In 1955 and 1956, the Israel Postal Authority released a series of stamps showing symbols relating to the tribes of Israel.
Following is the stamp for Dan, referring to Genesis 49:16 and following:
Source: Israeli Philatelic Federation .
Jacob had twelve sons, and verses 2, 3, and 4 name eleven of them according to their four mothers, with Reuben, the eldest, listed first. (See Gen 35.23-26.) The word and is introduced in the Hebrew for convenience in reading and does not always represent the four groups of brothers. Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun, were all sons of Jacob’s first wife Leah. Benjamin and Joseph were sons of Rachel, Jacob’s second wife, but Joseph is not listed here because “Joseph was already in Egypt” (verse 5). Dan and Naphtali were sons of Rachel’s maid, and Gad and Asher were sons of Leah’s maid.
Quoted with permission from Osborn, Noel D. and Hatton, Howard A. A Handbook on Exodus. (UBS Helps for Translators). New York: UBS, 1999. For this and other handbooks for translators see here .