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And the man said, “They have left here, for I heard them say, ‘Let us go to Dothan.’” And Joseph went after his brothers and found them in Dothan. Bible

“Dothan.” This verse reveals some of the travel that was involved with shepherding large flocks and finding water and good pasture for them. The brothers had started in Hebron (Gen. 37:14), then went to Shechem (Gen. 37:12, 14), about 50 miles north, then traveled about 15 more miles north to Dothan. Sheep do not move very fast, so this journey would have taken many days if made at one time.


Commentary for: Genesis 37:17