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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

1435. doron -- a gift, present, spec. a sacrifice
... gift, offering. A present; specially, a sacrifice -- gift, offering. (dora) -- 8
Occurrences. (dorois) -- 1 Occurrence. (doron) -- 9 Occurrences. ...
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Halt at Dora.
... Book IV. Chapter I."Halt at Dora. Having set out from C??sarea on the way
to Tripolis, we made our first stoppage at a small town ...
/.../unknown/recognitions of clement /chapter i halt at dora.htm

How Simon Confederated Himself with Antiochus Pius, and Made War ...
... Trypho; and having beaten him in the battle, he ejected him out of the Upper Syria
into Phoenicia, and pursued him thither, and besieged him in Dora which was ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 7 how simon confederated.htm

How Alexander when He had Taken the Government Made an Expedition ...
... round about it, and besieged it; for of the maritime cities there remained only
Ptolemais and Gaza to be conquered, besides Strato's Tower and Dora, which were ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 12 how alexander when.htm

Excursus on the Word Prospherein .
... parallel between bishops and deacons and the Priests and Levites of the Old Testament,
describing as the chief function of the former (44.4) prospherein ta dora ...
/.../schaff/the seven ecumenical councils/excursus on the word prospherein.htm

Biographies of Musicians.
By Miss ES KIRKLAND, author of "Six Little Cooks," "Dora's Housekeeping," etc. ...
/.../biographies of musicians.htm

Horasis G'
... alla amphoteron, kai ton ek dexion kai ton aristeron kathemenon, ta auta dora kai
hai autai epangeliai; monon ekeinoi ek dexion kathentai kai echousin doxan ...
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When I had Therefore Received These Instructions, I came into ...
... were in, and persuaded the multitude to deal kindly with them, and permitted them
to send to those that were their own hostages with Gessius to Dora, which is ...
/.../josephus/the life of flavius josephus/section 8 when i had.htm

Concerning the Successors of Judas, who were Jonathan and Simon ...
... He was afterward an auxiliary to Antiochus, against Trypho, whom he besieged in
Dora, before he went on his expedition against the Medes; yet could not he make ...
/.../chapter 2 concerning the successors.htm

Of the [Temple And] Cities that were Built by Herod and Erected ...
... it with several most splendid palaces, wherein he especially demonstrated his
magnanimity; for the case was this, that all the sea-shore between Dora and Joppa ...
/.../chapter 21 of the temple.htm

How Scaurus Made a League of Mutual Assistance with Aretas; and ...
... all the cities that he met with that had been demolished; at which time were rebuilt
Samaria, Ashdod, Scythopolis, Anthedon, Raphia, and Dora; Marissa also ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 5 how scaurus made.htm

... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia DOR; DORA. dor, do'-ra (do'r, dor, "habitation,"
"circle"; Dor; Josephus, Dora; modern TanTurah): A ...
/d/dora.htm - 9k

Dor (7 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Dwelling, the Dora of the Romans, an ancient royal
city of the Canaanites (Joshua 11:1, 2; 12:23). ... DOR; DORA. ...
/d/dor.htm - 13k

Dorcas (3 Occurrences)

/d/dorcas.htm - 9k

... or-tho-si'-a (Orthosias; the King James Version Orthosias): The city to which Tryphon
fled when he escaped from Dora, where he was besieged by Antiochus ...
/o/orthosia.htm - 6k

Migdalel (1 Occurrence)
... Eusebius, Onomasticon places it 9 miles from Dora (Tanturah), on the way to Ptolemais,
which points to Athlit. But this is far from the territory of Naphtali. ...
/m/migdalel.htm - 7k

Migdal-el (1 Occurrence)
... Eusebius, Onomasticon places it 9 miles from Dora (Tanturah), on the way to Ptolemais,
which points to Athlit. But this is far from the territory of Naphtali. ...
/m/migdal-el.htm - 7k

Adoraim (1 Occurrence)
... One of several cities in Judah that were fortified by Rehoboam (2 Chronicles
11:9). The name appears in Josephus and in 1 Maccabees as Adora or Dora or Dor. ...
/a/adoraim.htm - 7k

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