(nay' fath-Dawwr) Designation of the region surrounding the coastal city of Dor about fifteen miles west of Megiddo (Joshua 12:23;
1 Kings 4:11). The alternate form Naphoth-Dor is used at
Joshua 11:2. KJV translated the term Naphath variously (borders, coasts, regions). NAS rendered the term “height(s),” relegating the Hebrew to the margin; REB, “districts.”
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