Hitchcock's Bible NamesDor
Smith's Bible DictionaryDor
(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.
ATS Bible DictionaryDor
A royal city of the Canaanites, on the Mediterranean between Caesarea and mount Carmel; after the conquest it was assigned to Manasseh, Joshua 11:2; 12:23; 17:11; 1 Kings 4:11; 1 Chronicles 7:29. There is now a small port there, with about 500 inhabitants.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaDOR; 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 B.C., 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 (Joshua 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 (Joshua 11:2) and was conquered by him (Joshua 12:23), but Dor was not occupied by the Israelites (Joshua 17:11 Judges 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 Kings 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 Maccabees 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.
Easton's Bible Dictionary
Dwelling, the Dora of the Romans, an ancient royal city of the Canaanites (Joshua 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 (Judges 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."
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
) A large European scaraboid beetle (Geotrupes stercorarius), which makes a droning noise while flying. The name is also applied to allied American species, as the June bug. Called also dorr, dorbeetle, or dorrbeetle, dorbug, dorrfly, and buzzard clock.
2. (n.) A trick, joke, or deception.
3. (v. t.) To make a fool of; to deceive.
Strong's Hebrew5874. En-dor -- "spring of dwelling," a town in Manasseh
or En Dor
. << 5873, 5874. En-dor
or En Dor
. 5875 >>.
"spring of dwelling," a town in Manasseh. Transliteration ... /hebrew/5874.htm - 6k
1756. Dor -- a city in Palestine
Dor or Dor. << 1755, 1756. Dor or Dor. 1757 >>. a city in Palestine. Transliteration:
Dor or Dor Phonetic Spelling: (dore) Short Definition: Dor. ...
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2576. Chammoth Dor -- a Levitical city in Naphtali
Chammoth Dor. << 2575b, 2576. Chammoth Dor. 2577 >>. a Levitical city in Naphtali.
Transliteration: Chammoth Dor Phonetic Spelling: (kham ...
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1755. dor -- period, generation, dwelling
dor or dor. << 1754, 1755. dor or dor. 1756 >>. period, generation, dwelling.
Transliteration: dor or dor Phonetic Spelling: (dore) Short Definition: generation ...
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1861. dorbown -- a goad
... a goad. Transliteration: dorbown Phonetic Spelling: (dor-bone') Short Definition:
goad. goad (also dor-bawn'); of uncertain derivation; a goad -- goad. ...
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