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Dor


Dor (dwelling), Josh. 17:11; 1 Kings 4:11, an ancient royal city of the Canaanites, Josh. 12:23, whose ruler was an ally of Jabin king of Hazor against Joshua. Josh. 11:1, 2. It appears to have been within the territory of the tribe of Asher, though allotted to Manasseh. Josh. 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 Cæsarea, on the way to Ptolemais.” Just at the point indicated is the small village of Tantu╠éra, probably an Arab corruption of Dora, consisting of about thirty houses, wholly constructed of ancient materials.