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  3  definitions  found 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Dothan,  AL  (city,  FIPS  21184) 
  Location:  31.23595  N,  85.40530  W 
  Population  (1990):  53589  (22190  housing  units) 
  Area:  206.4  sq  km  (land),  0.4  sq  km  (water) 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  two  wells,  a  famous  pasture-ground  where  Joseph  found  his 
  brethren  watching  their  flocks.  Here  at  the  suggestion  of 
  Judah,  they  sold  him  to  the  Ishmaelite  merchants  (Gen.  37:17). 
  It  is  mentioned  on  monuments  in  B.C.  1600. 
  It  was  the  residence  of  Elisha  (2  Kings  6:13),  and  the  scene 
  of  a  remarkable  vision  of  chariots  and  horses  of  fire 
  surrounding  the  mountain  on  which  the  city  stood.  It  is 
  identified  with  the  modern  Tell-Dothan,  on  the  south  side  of  the 
  plain  of  Jezreel,  about  12  miles  north  of  Samaria,  among  the 
  hills  of  Gilboa.  The  "two  wells"  are  still  in  existence,  one  of 
  which  bears  the  name  of  the  "pit  of  Joseph"  (Jubb  Yusuf). 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
  Dothan,  the  law;  custom