Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NameDor
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1 Identification

  1. Tel Dor (modern): 90% confidence
    1. ruins at Tel DorTel Dor

Verses (4)

Josh-Ruth (3)
Josh 12:23, 17:11
Judg 1:27
1Sam-Esth (1)
1Chr 7:29

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookDor (2007)Dor
OpenBible.infoa70c56b (Dor)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_782


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 433
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Dor (place)
  3. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Dor; Dora
  4. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Dor
  5. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Dor
  6. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974): page 95
  7. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  8. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Dor
  9. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  10. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Dor
  11. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007): Dor
  12. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Dor
  13. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  14. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 17
  15. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  16. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020): page 162
  17. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Dor
  18. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Josh 11:2
  19. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Dor
  20. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  21. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  22. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Dor
  23. Rogerson, New Atlas of the Bible (1985): page 77
  24. Schlegel, Satellite Bible Atlas (2016): Dor
  25. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Dor
  26. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Dor
  27. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Dor
  28. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Dor
  29. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  30. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  31. Zondervan Pictorial Bible Atlas (1972): page 251

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identification is changing over time. Each dot (connected by a dotted line) reflects the confidence of an identification over the preceding ten years (e.g., the 2009 dot reflects scholarship from 2000 to 2009), and the corresponding solid line reflects a best-fit line for the identification. Confidences that cluster near or below 0% indicate low confidence. Because of the small dataset, it's best to use this chart for general trends; if one identification is trending much higher than the others, for example, then you can probably have higher confidence in the identification. This chart only reflects the sources I consulted (listed above), not an exhaustive review of the literature.

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This page attempts to identify all the possible locations where this biblical place could be. The confidence levels add up to less than 100%, indicating that the modern location is uncertain.