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In Bible versions:

Naphath Dor: NET
heights of Dor: NET
Naphath-Dor: AVS TEV
Naphoth-Dor: AVS TEV
Naphoth Dor: NIV
Naphath-dor: NRSV
Naphoth-dor: NRSV
height 5299 of Dor: NASB
heights 5299 of Dor: NASB
a coastal town of Canaanites in Manasseh 25 km west of Megiddo
a region around the town of Dor on the coast W of Megiddo
a region around the town of Dor

generation, habitation ( --> same as Dura)
NETBible Maps: Map1 B5 ; Map2 D1 ; Map4 B2 ; Map5 G2 ; Map7 A1 ; OT4 B4 ; OT5 B4
Google Maps: Dor (32° 36´, 34° 55´); Naphath-dor (32° 36´, 34° 55´); Naphoth-dor (32° 36´, 34° 55´)


Strongs #01756: rwd Dowr or (by permutation) rad Do'r (\\#Jos 17:11; 1Ki 4:11\\)

Dor = "generation"

1) a coastal city in Manasseh, south of Carmel

1756 Dowr dore

or (by permutation) Dorr (Josh. 17:11; 1 Kings 4:11) {dore};
from 1755; dwelling; Dor, a place in Palestine:-Dor.
see HEBREW for 01755

Dor [EBD]

dwelling, the Dora of the Romans, an ancient royal city of the Canaanites (Josh. 11:1, 2; 12:23). It was the most southern settlement of the Phoenicians on the coast of Syria. The original inhabitants seem never to have been expelled, although they were made tributary by David. It was one of Solomon's commissariat districts (Judg. 1:27; 1 Kings 4:11). It has been identified with Tantura (so named from the supposed resemblance of its tower to a tantur, i.e., "a horn"). This tower fell in 1895, and nothing remains but debris and foundation walls, the remains of an old Crusading fortress. It is about 8 miles north of Caesarea, "a sad and sickly hamlet of wretched huts on a naked sea-beach."

Dor [NAVE]

A town and district of Palestine, Josh. 11:2.
Conquered by Joshua, Josh. 12:23; 1 Kin. 4:11.
Allotted to Manasseh, although situated in the territory of Asher, Josh. 17:11; Judg. 1:27.


(dwelling), (Joshua 17:11; 1 Kings 4:11) an ancient royal city of the Canaanites, (Joshua 12:23) whose ruler was an ally of Jabin king of Hazor against Joshua. (Joshua 11:1,2) It appears to have been within the territory of the tribe of Asher, though allotted to Manasseh, (Joshua 17:11; Judges 1:27) Solomon stationed at Dor one of his twelve purveyors. (1 Kings 4:11) jerome places it on the coast, "in the ninth mile from Caesarea, on the way to Ptolemais." Just at the point indicated is the small village of Tantura , probably an Arab corruption of Dora , consisting of about thirty houses, wholly constructed of ancient materials.


DOR; DORA - dor, do'-ra (do'r, dor, "habitation," "circle"; Dor; Josephus, Dora; modern TanTurah): A town of the coast of Palestine, South of Carmel (Apion, II, 10; Vita, 8), about 8 miles North of Caesarea. It was occupied in the earliest times by the Canaanites and probably belonged to Phoenicia, tradition saying that it was a Sidonian colony. It furnished an abundance of the shell-fish so valuable for the manufacture of the Tyrian purple, and this would have led the Phoenicians to occupy the site. In the 12th century BC, the region was occupied by the northern people who raided the whole Syrian coast and Egypt. They were driven back by the Egyptians, but renewed the attack, and the weakness of Egypt in the middle of the century enabled them to settle in the coast region South of Carmel; a tribe of them occupied Dor, and others the territory to the limits of the desert of Sinai, and became the Philistine people so well known by their contests with the Hebrews. Naphoth-dor, "the heights of Dor," may be the slopes of Carmel inland from TanTurah. Dor fell within the territory assigned to Manasseh (Josh 17:11; compare Ant, V, i, 22). It was the seat of a king who possessed other towns on the heights back of the coast. He was one of the allies of Jabin of Hazor in the conflict with Joshua (Josh 11:2) and was conquered by him (Josh 12:23), but Dor was not occupied by the Israelites (Josh 17:11; Jdg 1:27).

The inhabitants of Dor were at enmity with the Phoenician towns and it would seem that the Sidonians seized it to obtain its rich supplies of shell-fish, and this probably caused the war of retaliation waged by the Philistines, under the lead of Ashkelon, against Sidon in the middle of the 11th century. Sidon was besieged by land, and the inhabitants were compelled to flee to Tyre. Dor seems to have been occupied by Solomon since he placed one of his purveyors in the town (1 Ki 4:11), and Tiglath-pileser III reduced it and set a governor over it (Rawl., Phoenician., 84). Here Tryphon was besieged by Antiochus, but escaped to Apamea (1 Macc 15:11,13,15; Ant, XIII, vii, 2). It was made free by Pompey, and joined to the province of Syria (XIV, iv, 4). The youths of the place set up a statue of Tiberius in the Jewish synagogue, an outrage that was reported to Publius Petronius by Agrippa, and reparation was made (XIX, vi, 3). It does not seem to have been of much importance in later times, though the fortifications still remaining on the ruined site, from the period of the Middle Ages, show that it was then occupied. It is now only a miserable village nestled in the ruins.

H. Porter


NAPHATH-DOR - na'-fath-dor (Josh 12:23 the Revised Version margin).

See DOR.


NAPHOTH-DOR - na'-foth-dor (Josh 11:2 the Revised Version margin).

See DOR.

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