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Town in the territory of Ephraim corresponding to the modern site of Tell Dothan near Shechem; mentioned twice in the Old Testament.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
DOTHAN (PLACE) [Heb dōtān (דֹּתָן)]. A town in Ephraimite territory mentioned in the story of Joseph’s seizure by his brothers (Gen 37:15–36), in the Elisha story (2 Kgs 6:13), and in Judith (3:9; 4:6; 7:3–18), but not in any other extant written sources.Dothan has been identified since the mid-19th
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Dothan. Ancient city located about 60 miles north of Jerusalem, 13 miles north of the city of Samaria, and about 5 miles southeast of Megiddo. The two cities of Engannim (modern Jenin) and Ibleam guarded a narrow pass on the road leading to Dothan and on to the coastal plain.The mound of Tell Dotha,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Dothan dōʹthən [Heb. dōṯayin, dōṯān; Gk. Dōthaeim]; AV Apoc. DOTHAIM dōʹthā-̄iem. In Gen. 37:17–28, the place where Joseph found his brothers, who were pasturing their flocks in the area. They put Joseph in a pit and later sold him to a passing caravan of Ishmaelites. The prophet Elisha lived
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
DOTHAN Ancient city located about 60 miles (97 kilometers) north of Jerusalem, 13 miles (21 kilometers) north of the city of Samaria, and about 5 miles (8 kilometers) southeast of Megiddo. The two cities of Engannim (modern Jenin) and Ibleam guarded a narrow pass on the road leading to Dothan and on
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Dothan (doh´thuhn), the town where Joseph and his brothers pastured their flocks (Gen. 37:17). In antiquity as well as today Dothan was close to the main commercial route and in the midst of pasture lands. It was also here that the king of Syria sought out the prophet Elisha (2 Kings 6:13). Ancient Dothan
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
c HFVDOTHAN. A picturesque site located a thousand yards E of the modern road from Samaria (Sebaste) to Jenin, said by Eusebius to be 12 miles N of Sebaste. The top of the tell is ten acres in area, dominating a broad fertile plain 1,000 feet above sea level. From the top an impressive view to the
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
DOTHAN. The fertile plain of Dothan separates the hills of Samaria from the Carmel range. It provides an easy pass for travellers from Bethshan and Gilead on their way to Egypt. This was the route of the Ishmaelites who carried Joseph into Egypt. The good pasturage had attracted Jacob’s sons from Shechem,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Dothan (Heb. dōṯān; Gk. Dōthaim)A major city in the territory of Ephraim located 22 km. (14 mi.) N of Shechem. Tell Dôthān (173202) covers 62 ha. (25 a.) and looms up out of the eastern end of a fertile valley; a major north-south road leading from the Samaritan hills into the Jezreel Valley ran
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Dothan [dōˊthən] (Heb. dōṯayin, dōṯān; Gk. Dōthaim).† A city located, according to Eusebius Onom. lxxvi.13, 12 Roman mi. north of Samaria. The site, confirmed as modern Tell Dôthā, is 22 km. (13.5 mi.) north of Shechem on an important ancient highway through the Jezreel valley.
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
DOTHAN Dothan is mentioned in the Bible in the story of Joseph and his brothers. They threw him into the pit when he went there in search of them (Gen. 37:17 ff.). It is mentioned again in connection with the Arameans’ search for Elisha (2 Kgs 6:13; Authorized Version: ‘Syrians’). It was also known in