18. Dothan in Samaria

18. Dothan in Samaria


Dothan is characterized by ridges and valleys. It is good pastureland. When the Israelites settled the land, this region was given to Manasseh.

Significant Events: In Dothan Valley, Joseph was sold into Egypt (Gen. 37:12–28). Obadiah saved a hundred prophets by hiding them in caves when Jezebel tried to kill the prophets of Israel (1 Kgs. 18:13). The Syrian army surrounded Elisha and his servant, whom the Lord miraculously saved (2 Kgs. 6:13–23). (See BD Dothan.)