Places of Section 5

Mount Ephraim and Benjamin

36. Dothaim, where Joseph found
his brothers pasturing -
(Tell Dothan)

Only two black letters could be read along the damaged left side of the mosaic.


Dothan, where Joseph found his brothers pasturing the flock (Gen 37:17), is located in the boundaries of Sebaste, at a distance of 12 miles from it to the north. (Eusebius, Onomasticon 76:13-15; Jerome 77:18-20)

Map Section 5 Ancient Sources Discussion


Photo: Tell Dothan stands out over a fertile plain.

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