A royal city of the Canaanites, on the Mediterranean between Caesarea and mount Carmel; after the conquest it was assigned to Manasseh, Jos 11:2; 12:23; 17:11; 1Ki 4:11; 1Ch 7:29. There is now a small port there, with about 500 inhabitants.
dwelling, the Dora of the Romans, an ancient royal city of the Canaanites (Jos 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 (Jg 1:27; 1Ki 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."
("habitation".) An ancient, royal, Canaanite city, on the Mediterranean, S. of Carmel; assigned to Manasseh, though within Asher (Jos 11:2; 12:23; 17:11); Jos 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 (1Ki 4:11; Jg 1:27-28).
One of the cities which joined Jabin against Joshua (Jos 11:2), and whose king was killed (Jos 12:23). It lay apparently on or near the border between Manasseh and Asher, so that its possession was ambiguous (Jos 17:11). The aborigines were not driven out (Jg 1:27). It was administered by Ben-abinadab for Solomon (1Ki 4:11). Though Josephus refers to it as on the sea-coast, and it is traditionally equated to Tantura, north of C
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. Jos 11:2; 12:23; 17:11; Jg 1:27; 1Ki 4:11; 1Ch 7:29. Identified with Tantura, 32 37' N, 34 55' E.
an ancient royal city of the Canaanites,
whose ruler was an ally of Jabin king of Hazor against Joshua.
It appears to have been within the territory of the tribe of Asher, though allotted to Manasseh,
Solomon stationed at Dor one of his twelve purveyors.
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.