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Aijalon
Ajalon • Valley of Aijalon • Valley of Ajalon
Dictionaries
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Aijalon (Place)
AIJALON (PLACE) [Heb ʾayyālôn (אַיָּלֹון)]. Located in the tribe of Dan, Aijalon was an important city in the history of ancient Israel. The first reference to the city is in EA 273, where Aijalon and Gaza are mentioned as “falling away to the Habiru.” However, Dussaud (1927: 230) has suggested that
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Aijalon
Aijalon. 1. City located in a valley 15 miles northwest of Jerusalem (at modern Yalo) and originally allotted to Dan’s tribe (Jos 19:42, kjv Ajalon). Aijalon was designated as one of four levitical cities in Dan’s area (Jos 21:24) and was later made a city of refuge by Ephraim’s tribe (1 Chr 6:69). Dan’s
Ajalon
Ajalon. kjv rendering of Aijalon in Joshua 10:12; 19:42; and 2 Chronicles 28:18.See Aijalon #1.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Aijalon of Dan
1. A town allotted to the tribe of Dan (Josh. 19:42) that was also designated a Levitical city (Josh. 21:24) and assigned to the Sons of Kohath (1 Ch. 6:69). It is mentioned in the Amarna Letters by the name Aialuna. It has been identified with the modern Yâlō, 14 mi (23 km) NW of Jerusalem. Excavations
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Aijalon
AIJALON1. City located in a valley 15 miles (24 kilometers) northwest of Jerusalem (at modern Yalo) and originally allotted to Dan’s tribe (Jos 19:42). Aijalon was designated as one of four levitical cities in Dan’s area (Jos 21:24) and was later made a city of refuge by Ephraim’s tribe (1 Chr 6:69).
Ajalon
AJALON* kjv rendering of Aijalon in Joshua 10:12; 19:42; and 2 Chronicles 28:18. See Aijalon #1.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Aijalon
Aijalon (ay´juh-lon).1 The name of a valley and an associated city mostly ascribed to the territory of Dan (Josh. 19:42). It is best remembered as the site where the sun stood still in the stories of Joshua’s battles (Josh. 10:12) and where Jonathan defeated the Philistines after the battle at Michmash
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ajalon
AJALON. Variant of Aijalon.The Valley of Ajalon where the sun stood still. HFV1. A valley town on the Philistine border in the Shephelah (Josh 10:12; 2 Chr 28:18). It is mentioned in the Amarna letters and the list of Shishak’s conquests in Palestine. Ajalon is identified with modern Yalo, 13 miles
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Aijalon, Ajalon
AIJALON, AJALON (Heb. ‘ayyālôn). 1. A town on a hill commanding from the S the entrance to the valley of Aijalon. The earliest traces (2000 bc) are at Tell el-Qoq‘a, near Yalo. In successive phases of Israel’s history it was inhabited by Danites (who could not expel the Amorites), Ephraimites and Benjaminites
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Aijalon
Aijalon (Heb. ʾayyālôn)1. A levitical city located in the original tribal area of Dan (Josh. 19:42; 21:24). When the Danites were unable to expel the Amorites (Judg. 1:34–35), they left the Shephelah and moved to northern Palestine. Eventually, Aijalon was incorporated into the kingdom of Judah. Aijalon
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Aijalon
AIJALON a) It is mentioned by the name Aialuna in the El Amarna letters of the 14th century bc. A town in the northwestern part of the Plain of Judah (Josh. 19:42), inhabited by Amorites who became tributaries of the “house of Joseph” (Judg. 1:35). Saul and Jonathan won a great victory over the Philistines
Ajalon (Valley Of)
AJALON (VALLEY OF) The valley in which the city of Ajalon was situated, and where, during the war between the Israelites and the five kings of the Amorites, the moon stood still (Josh. 10:12–13). The valley is mentioned in one of the El Amarna letters, in which the king of Jerusalem complains to Pharaoh
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Aijalon
Aij´alon, or Aj´alon (place of gazelles).1. A city of the Kohathites. Josh. 21:24; 1 Chron. 6:69. It was a Levitical city and a city of refuge. It was originally allotted to the tribe of Dan, Josh. 19:42; Authorized Version, Ajalon, which tribe, however, was unable to dispossess the Amorites of the
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Aijalon
AI´JALON (āʹja-lon; “place of deer” or “gazelles”).1. A Levitical city of Dan (Josh. 19:42); a city of refuge (Josh. 21:24; 1 Sam. 14:31; 1 Chron. 6:69). It was with reference to the valley named after this town that Joshua said, “O sun, stand still at Gibeon, and O moon in the valley of Aijalon” (Josh.