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The ancient port of Dor (Dw/'r; Dū'ru; Δῶρος/Dṓros; Δῶρα/Dṓra) is identical with Ḥel-Burğ (1425/2247). Dor is attested from Ramses II on and is mentioned as the dwelling place of the Tkr, a group of sea-peoples, in the travel report of Wenamun (1075). From Solomon on, it was claimed to be within Israelite territory (1 Kgs 4:11). The book of Joshua has another opinion (Josh 11:2, etc.). A seal (8th cent.) mentions a “priest of Dor.” After 733, Dor became part of the Assyrian province of Dū'ru. Xerxes transferred Dor to the Sidonians. Dor was often besieged unsuccessfully: by An…

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Noort, Ed, “Dor”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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