Dothan in Easton's Bible Dictionary
two wells, a famous pasture-ground where Joseph found his
brethren watching their flocks. Here, at the
Judah, they sold him to the Ishmaelite merchants (Gen.
It is mentioned on monuments in B.C. 1600.
It was the residence of Elisha (2 Kings 6:13), and the
of a remarkable vision of chariots and horses of fire
surrounding the mountain on which the city stood. It
identified with the modern Tell-Dothan, on the south
side of the
plain of Jezreel, about 12 miles north of Samaria,
hills of Gilboa. The "two wells" are still in
existence, one of
which bears the name of the "pit of Joseph" (Jubb
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