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Dothan in Samaria
Into this fertile valley Joseph’s brothers had come to tend flocks when they sold their brother to Midianite and Ishmaelite traders.
This region of the Holy Land 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). Elijah sealed the heavens and was fed by ravens (1 Kgs. 17:1-7). 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 Bible Dictionary, “Dothan.”)