A well-situated natural seaport on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea south of Mt. Carmel. The king of Dor was one of a coalition of Canaanite kings defeated by Joshua (mid- or late thirteenth century BCE). The city was included in the territorial allotment of Manasseh (Josh 17:7-13; 1Chr 7:29), although the Joshua text notes that the Canaanites continued to occupy Dor. The city was under Israelite control by the tenth century (Solomon’s son-in-law Ben-abinadab was governor of the district of Dor, 1Kgs 4:11), but it became the center of an Assyrian administrative district in the eighth century (probably the “Way of the Sea” of Isa 9:1-2).

Josh 17:7-13

7The territory of Manasseh reached from Asher to Michmethath, which is east of Shechem; then the boundary goes along southward to the inhabitants of En-tappuah. ... View more

1Chr 7:29

29also along the borders of the Manassites, Beth-shean and its towns, Taanach and its towns, Megiddo and its towns, Dor and its towns. In these lived the sons o ... View more

1Kgs 4:11

11Ben-abinadab, in all Naphath-dor (he had Taphath, Solomon's daughter, as his wife);

Isa 9:1-2

The Righteous Reign of the Coming King
1 But there will be no gloom for those who were in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebul ... View more

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