(Δώκ; Dṓk, Δαγών; Dagṓn). Fortress from the Hasmonean period north-west of Jericho, in which Simon Maccabaeus was murdered, together with his two sons, by his son-in-law Ptolemy (1 Macc. 16,15f.; Jos. Ant. Iud. 13,230; Bell. Iud. 1,56). Chariton founded a laura here in AD 340. The name is preserved in the spring Ain Dūk.
C. Möller, G. Schmitt, Siedlungen Palästinas nach Flavius Josephus, TAVO B 14, 1976, 77f.
Y. Hirschfeld, List of Byzantine Monasteries in the Judean Desert, in: FS Virgilio Corbo, 1990, 29ff.