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Smith's Bible Dictionary [1]

Dor. (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.

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible [2]

DOR . One of the cities which joined Jabin against Joshua (  Joshua 11:2 ), and whose king was killed (  Joshua 12:23 ). It lay apparently on or near the border between Manasseh and Asher, so that its possession was ambiguous (  Joshua 17:11 ). The aborigines were not driven out (  Judges 1:27 ). It was administered by Ben-abinadab for Solomon (  1 Kings 4:11 ). Though Josephus refers to it as on the sea-coast, and it is traditionally equated to Tantura , north of Cæsarea, the reference to the ‘heights of Dor’ rather suggests that it was in some hilly district such as the slope of the range of Carmel. The name seems quite forgotten.

R. A. S. Macalister.

Fausset's Bible Dictionary [3]

("habitation".) An ancient, royal, Canaanite city, on the Mediterranean, S. of Carmel; assigned to Manasseh, though within Asher ( Joshua 11:2;  Joshua 12:23;  Joshua 17:11);  Joshua 17:9 miles N. of Caesarea toward Ptolemais; now Tantura. The coast line runs parallel to a spur of Carmel at a mile and a half distance; the intervening "region" is the "border" or "coast" of Dor. The original inhabitants were not expelled, but David made them tributary, and Solomon stationed one of his commissariat officers there ( 1 Kings 4:11;  Judges 1:27-28).

People's Dictionary of the Bible [4]

Dor ( Dôr ), Dwelling. A royal city of the Canaanites,  Joshua 11:2;  Joshua 12:23, within the territory of Asher, but allotted to Manasseh,  Joshua 17:11;  Judges 1:27;  1 Chronicles 7:29, and it was one of Solomon's provision-districts,  1 Kings 4:11; now Tantûra, eight miles north of Cæsarea, where there are considerable ruins.

Morrish Bible Dictionary [5]

Ancient royal city of Canaan, on the most southern border of the coast of Phoenicia. Its king was slain, but Manasseh could not drive out its inhabitants. It was tributary to David and Solomon.  Joshua 11:2;  Joshua 12:23;  Joshua 17:11;  Judges 1:27;  1 Kings 4:11;  1 Chronicles 7:29 . Identified with Tantura , 32 37' N, 34 55' E .

Webster's Dictionary [6]

(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.

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary [7]

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.

Holman Bible Dictionary [8]

 Joshua 11:2 Joshua 12:23 Naphoth Dor  Joshua 17:11 Joshua 17:12 Judges 1:27 1 Kings 4:11

Easton's Bible Dictionary [9]

 Joshua 11:1,2 12:23 Judges 1:27 1 Kings 4:11

King James Dictionary [10]

Dor, Dorr n. The name of the black-beetle, or the hedgechafer, a species of Scarabaeus. We usually say, the dor-beetle.

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature [11]

(Hebrews id., דּוֹר , a dwelling, but דּאֹר in  Joshua 17:11;  1 Kings 4:11; Sept. Δώρ , but joins with preceding word נָפִת or נְפוֹתּ , in  Joshua 11:2 Νεφεδδώρ , in  Joshua 12:22 [second clause] Ναφαδδώρ , in  1 Kings 4:11 Νεφθαδώρ ; Vulg. Dor ; the Dora , Τύ Δῶρα , of the Apocrypha and Josephus, who, as well as Greek writers, also calls it Dorus , Δοῦρα ), 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 was probably the most southern settlement of the Phoenicians ( Scylax , page 42, ascribes it to the Sidonians) on the coast of Syria (Joseph. Life , p. 8; Ant . 15:9, 6). Josephus describes it as a maritime city (War, 1:21, 5) on the west border of Manasseh and the north border of Dan (Ant. 5:1, 22; 8:2, 3; War, 1:7, 7), near Mount Carmel ( Revelation 2:10). One old author tells us that it was founded by Dorus, a son of Neptune, while another affirms that it was built by the Phoenicians, because the neighboring rocky shore abounded in the small shell-fish from which they. got the purple dye (Reland, Palest. page 739). It appears to have been within the territory of the tribe of Asher, though allotted to Manasseh ( Joshua 17:11;  Judges 1:27). The original inhabitants were never expelled, but during the prosperous reigns of David and Solomon they were made tributary ( Judges 1:27-28), and the latter monarch stationed at Dor one of his twelve purveyors ( 1 Kings 4:11). Reland ( Palest. page 744) thinks it is the Dura (Aoeipa) mentioned by Polybius (5:409) as the scene of the victory of Antiochus Epiphanes over Ptolemy Philometor. Tryphon, the murderer of Jonathan Maccabaeus and usurper of the throne of Syria,, having sought an asylum in Dor, the city was besieged and captured by Antiochus Si detes ( 1 Maccabees 15:11;  1 Maccabees 15:13;  1 Maccabees 15:25; Joseph. Ant. 13:7, 2; War, 1:2, 2). It was granted the privilege of nominal independence by Pompey (Joseph. Ant. 14:4, 4; War, 1:7, 7), and was rebuilt by Gabinius, the Roman general, along with Samaria, Ashdod, and other cities of Palestine (Joseph. Ant. 14:5, 3), and it remained an important place during the early years of the Roman rule in Syria. Its coins are numerous, bearing the legend "Sacred Dora" (Vaillant, Num. Impp.). It became an episcopal city of the province of Palaestina Prima, but was already ruined and deserted in the fourth century (Jerome, in Epitaph. Paulae). According to Ptolemy (5:15, 5), it was situated in long. 66 ° 30', lat 32 ° 40'; according to the Peutinger Table, 20 miles from Ptolemais; and according to Eusebius and Jerome (Onomast. s.v. Δὼρ Τοῦ Ναφάθ , Dornaphet), it lay 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 (or Tortura , Pococke, 2:84; Arvieux, 2:11: Gesenius thinks, Thesaur. page 331, either form equal to the Arabic for Hill Of Dora ), consisting of about thirty houses, wholly constructed of ancient materials, and inhabited by Mohammedans (Mangles, Trav. page 190; Schwarz, Palest. pages 77, 91, 149; Thomson, Land And Book , 2:248). Three hundred yards north are low rocky mounds projecting into the sea, covered with heaps of rubbish, massive foundations, and fragments of columns. The most conspicuous ruin is a section of an old tower, 30 feet or more in height, which forms the landmark of the town. On the south side of the promontory, opposite the village, is a little harbor, partially sheltered by two or three small islands. A spur of Mount Carmel, steep and partially wooded, runs parallel to the coast-line, at the distance of about a mile and a half. Between its base and the sandy beach is a rich and beautiful plain this is possibly the "border," "coast," or "region" (53, Symmachus Παραλία ) of Dor ( Joshua 11:2;  Joshua 12:23;  1 Kings 4:11). The district is now almost wholly deserted, being exposed to the raids of the wild Bedouins who pasture their flocks on the rich plain of Sharon. (See Hamath-Dor En-Dor).

Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature [12]

Dor, a town on the border of the Mediterranean, which Jerome places nine Roman miles north of Caesarea. It was one of the royal towns of the Canaanites , and was included in the heritage of Manasseh . The place, or rather the region to which it gave name, occurs again in . A place still exists, at the distance indicated by Jerome, under the name of Tortura, which Buckingham describes as a small village with about forty or fifty houses and five hundred inhabitants. It has a small port, formed by a narrow range of rocky islets, at a short distance from the sandy beach.