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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary

generation, habitation

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(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 Dictionary

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.

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
1. (n.) 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.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

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.

H. Porter

3058. loidoreo -- to abuse, revile
... to abuse, revile. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: loidoreo Phonetic Spelling:
(loy-dor-eh'-o) Short Definition: I revile, abuse Definition: I revile a ...
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3060. loidoros -- abusive, subst. railer
... railer. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: loidoros Phonetic Spelling:
(loy'-dor-os) Short Definition: a railer, reviler, abuser Definition: a railer ...
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486. antiloidoreo -- to revile in turn
... to revile in turn. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: antiloidoreo Phonetic Spelling:
(an-tee-loy-dor-eh'-o) Short Definition: I abuse in return, give abuse ...
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1393. Dorkas -- "gazelle" (an animal with large bright eyes) ...
... an animal with large bright eyes), Dorcas, a Christian woman. Part of Speech: Noun,
Feminine Transliteration: Dorkas Phonetic Spelling: (dor-kas') Short ...
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3059. loidoria -- abuse, railing
... abuse, railing. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: loidoria Phonetic
Spelling: (loy-dor-ee'-ah) Short Definition: reviling, abuse Definition ...
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Strong's Hebrew
5874. En-dor -- "spring of dwelling," a town in Manasseh
En-dor or En Dor or En-dor. 5873, 5874. En-dor or En Dor or En-dor. 5875 .
"spring of dwelling," a town in Manasseh. Transliteration ...
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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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Caphar Hananiah. The Middle of Galilee.
... You observe before in Pliny, that Sycaminum was seated between Dor and Carmel; and
in the Talmudic writers, that the plenty of sycamines began at Caphar ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 61 caphar hananiah the.htm

Gilgal, in Deuteronomy 11:30 what the Place Was.
... For when, in Joshua, some kings of certain particular cities in Galilee"Kedesh,
Jokneam, Dor, &c."are reckoned up, the king of the nations of Gilgal, or ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 88 gilgal in deuteronomy.htm

Psalm 83
... 9Do to them as to Midian,. Jabin at Kison strand; ^10And Sis'ra, which at En-dor
fell,. as dung to fat the land. ^11Like Oreb and like Zeeb make. ...
/...// psalter and paraphrases/psalm 83.htm

The Miracle at the Pool of Bethesda. --The Words of Christ in The
... en tais autothi li'mnais didu'mois, hon ekatera men ek ton kat' e'tos hueton pleroutai,
thatera de` paradoxos pephoinigme'non dei'knusi to` u'dor, i'choos, o's ...
/.../section 143 the miracle at.htm

The Close of the Theban Empire
... It seems to me that the fact that the Zakkala were prisoners at Dor, and the Pulasati
in the Shephelah, is enough to assign the campaign to the regions I have ...
/.../chapter iiithe close of the.htm

Second Great Group of Parables.
... not be rich and yet religious.] 15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify
yourselves in the sight of men; but God knoweth your hearts: dor that which ...
/.../mcgarvey/the four-fold gospel/xcii second great group of 5.htm

... Southward were Dor and Joppa, the modern Jaffa, while inland were Zemar and Arqa,
mentioned in the Book of Genesis and the Tel el-Amarna correspondence, but ...
/.../sayce/early israel and the surrounding nations/chapter ii canaan.htm

Appendix ix. List of Old Testament Passages Messianically Applied ...
... R. Jos?? thinks that they are 60 years, according to Psalm 72:5, the words throughout
all generations' (dor dorim) being interpreted: Dor = 20 years; Dorim ...
/.../edersheim/the life and times of jesus the messiah/appendix ix list of old.htm

Letter cviii. To Eustochium.
... Here she could not fail to admire the ruins of Dor, once a most powerful city; and
Strato's Tower, which though at one time insignificant was rebuilt by Herod ...
/.../jerome/the principal works of st jerome/letter cviii to eustochium.htm

The Unclean Spirits.
... inquire of her. And his servants said to him, Behold, there is a woman
that hath a familiar spirit at En-dor. And Saul disguised ...
/.../bliss/a brief commentary on the apocalypse/the unclean spirits.htm

En-dor (3 Occurrences)
En-dor. Endor, En-dor. Endow . Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
EN-DOR. en'-dor `en dor, Joshua 17:11; `en dor, 1 Samuel ...
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Dor (7 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) A trick, joke, or deception. 3. (vt) To make a fool of; to deceive.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. DOR; DORA. dor, do'-ra ...
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Naphath-dor (2 Occurrences)
Naphath-dor. Naphathdor, Naphath-dor. Napheth . Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
NAPHATH-DOR. na'-fath-dor (Joshua 12:23 the Revised Version margin). See DOR...
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Naphoth-dor (1 Occurrence)
Naphoth-dor. Naphothdor, Naphoth-dor. Naphtali . Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
NAPHOTH-DOR. na'-foth-dor (Joshua 11:2 the Revised Version margin). See DOR...
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Hammoth-dor (1 Occurrence)
Hammoth-dor. Hammothdor, Hammoth-dor. Ham'moth-dor . Easton's Bible Dictionary
Warm ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. HAMMOTH-DOR. ham ...
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Ham'moth-dor (1 Occurrence)
Ham'moth-dor. Hammoth-dor, Ham'moth-dor. Hammuel . Multi-Version
Concordance Ham'moth-dor (1 Occurrence). Joshua 21:32 ...
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... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia DOR; DORA. dor, do'-ra (do'r, dor, "habitation,"
"circle"; Dor; Josephus, Dora; modern TanTurah): A ...
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Endor (3 Occurrences)
... Fountain of Dor; ie, "of the age", a place in the territory of Issachar (Joshua
17:11) near the scene of the great victory which was gained by Deborah and ...
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Naphoth (4 Occurrences)
... RSV NIV). Joshua 12:23 the king of Dor in the height of Dor, one; the king
of Goiim in Gilgal, one; (See NIV). Joshua 17:11 Manasseh ...
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Upland (4 Occurrences)
... Joshua 11:2 and to the kings that were northward in the mountains, and in the plain
south of Chinneroth, and in the lowland, and on the upland of Dor on the ...
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Dor: Dictionary and Thesaurus |

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Dor (7 Occurrences)

Joshua 11:2
and to the kings who were on the north, in the hill country, in the Arabah south of Chinneroth, in the lowland, and in the heights of Dor on the west,

Joshua 12:23
the king of Dor in the height of Dor, one; the king of Goiim in Gilgal, one;

Joshua 17:11
Manasseh had three heights in Issachar, in Asher Beth Shean and its towns, and Ibleam and its towns, and the inhabitants of Dor and its towns, and the inhabitants of Endor and its towns, and the inhabitants of Taanach and its towns, and the inhabitants of Megiddo and its towns.

Joshua 21:32
Out of the tribe of Naphtali, Kedesh in Galilee with its suburbs, the city of refuge for the manslayer, Hammothdor with its suburbs, and Kartan with its suburbs; three cities.

Judges 1:27
Manasseh did not drive out the inhabitants of Beth Shean and its towns, nor of Taanach and its towns, nor the inhabitants of Dor and its towns, nor the inhabitants of Ibleam and its towns, nor the inhabitants of Megiddo and its towns; but the Canaanites would dwell in that land.

1 Kings 4:11
Ben Abinadab, in all the height of Dor (he had Taphath the daughter of Solomon as wife);

1 Chronicles 7:29
and by the borders of the children of Manasseh, Beth Shean and its towns, Taanach and its towns, Megiddo and its towns, Dor and its towns. In these lived the children of Joseph the son of Israel.



Dor: A Town and District of Palestine

Dor: Allotted to the Tribe of Manasseh, Although It Was Situated in the Territory of the Tribe of Asher

Dor: Conquered by Joshua

Related Terms

Dor (7 Occurrences)

Naphath-dor (2 Occurrences)

Naphoth-dor (1 Occurrence)

Hammoth-dor (1 Occurrence)

Ham'moth-dor (1 Occurrence)


Endor (3 Occurrences)

Naphoth (4 Occurrences)

Upland (4 Occurrences)

Daughter-towns (17 Occurrences)

Megid'do (12 Occurrences)

Beth-she'an (5 Occurrences)

Beth-shean (5 Occurrences)

Hammothdor (1 Occurrence)

Gilgal (39 Occurrences)



Witch (2 Occurrences)

Tanach (4 Occurrences)

Regions (22 Occurrences)

Elevation (7 Occurrences)

Shean (5 Occurrences)

Shan (8 Occurrences)

Bethshean (5 Occurrences)

Taanach (7 Occurrences)

Dependent (35 Occurrences)

Megiddo (13 Occurrences)

Napheth (1 Occurrence)

Goiim (3 Occurrences)

Goyim (7 Occurrences)

Goim (1 Occurrence)

Goi'im (3 Occurrences)

Ibleam (4 Occurrences)

Ta'anach (6 Occurrences)

Ben-abinadab (1 Occurrence)

Counties (1 Occurrence)

Settlements (27 Occurrences)

Asher (43 Occurrences)

Villages (106 Occurrences)

Heights (75 Occurrences)

Abinadab (12 Occurrences)

Age (404 Occurrences)

Manas'seh (123 Occurrences)

Surrounding (78 Occurrences)

Hilly (1 Occurrence)

Region (96 Occurrences)

Coast (70 Occurrences)

Endow (3 Occurrences)

Height (109 Occurrences)

Beth (115 Occurrences)

Inhabitants (254 Occurrences)

Naphtali (51 Occurrences)

Kinnereth (7 Occurrences)

Naphath (1 Occurrence)

Naph'tali (47 Occurrences)

Northward (41 Occurrences)

Necho (3 Occurrences)

Northern (18 Occurrences)

Occupied (32 Occurrences)

Lowland (34 Occurrences)

List (17 Occurrences)

Gedor (7 Occurrences)

Grass-lands (42 Occurrences)

Generation (150 Occurrences)

Western (19 Occurrences)

Witchcraft (8 Occurrences)

Iblaim (1 Occurrence)

Is'sachar (40 Occurrences)

Foothills (19 Occurrences)


Ta'a-nach (1 Occurrence)

Taphath (1 Occurrence)

Resolved (15 Occurrences)

Elevations (1 Occurrence)

Expel (29 Occurrences)

Door (249 Occurrences)

Divineth (3 Occurrences)

Darda (2 Occurrences)

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