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Dothan

People's Dictionary of the Bible

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Dothan (dô'than), two cisterns. Where Joseph found his brethren, Genesis 37:17, and Elisha resided. 2 Kings 6:13. It was on the south side of the plain of Jezreel, 12 miles north of Samaria; now called Tel-Dothân, five miles southwest of Jenin. Numerous bottled-shaped cisterns hewn in the rock are still found, which are supposed to resemble the "pit" of Genesis 37:24. Caravans still pass this place, as of old, on their way from Damascus to Egypt.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Dothan'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​rpd/​d/dothan.html. 1893.
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