18. Dothan in Samaria

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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.)