Puritan Board Junior
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.
(Genesis 14:14, ESV)
Thus far I've read several opinions from commentators on the identity of Dan in this verse.
Some hold that a later editor after Moses must have renamed the location "Dan" in order to make the account understandable to readers. From this perspective, the renamed town of Dan in Judges 18:29 was the same location mentioned here in Genesis.
Others maintain that the place name was original to the Genesis text and it was the same location mentioned in Judges 18:29. The alleged anachronism is explained by the assertion that "Dan" was the original name which was replaced by "Laish" and then restored to its original name as part of the conquest of Canaan.
Still others suggest that the place name was original to the Genesis text and it was not the location mentioned in Judges 18:29. It may have been a different city mentioned in 2 Samuel 24:6 or another unknown location.
What do you think? I'm particularly interested to know the opinion's of this board's wise denizens regarding the idea of a later scribe redacting the text. Does the idea of "Moses' editor" imperil inerrancy?