(two wells ), a place first mentioned ( Genesis 37:17 ) in connection with the history of Joseph, and apparently as in the neighborhood of Shechem. It next appears as the residence of Elisha. ( 2 Kings 6:13 ) It was known to Eusebius, who places it 12 miles to the north of Sebaste (Samaria); and here it has been discovered in our own times, still bearing its ancient name unimpaired.
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Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Dothan'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".