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Ayyah
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Also spelled Aija. Another name for the town of Ai (1 Chr 7:28). The name is an alternate spelling of עַי‎ (ay), using a feminine grammatical form. The feminine form is used only in 1 Chr 7:28 and Neh 11:31. Another feminine form of the name, Aiath (עַיַּת‎, ayyath), is found in Isa 10:28.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ayyah
Ayyah (עַיָּה‎, ayyah). Also spelled Aija. Another name for the town of Ai (1 Chr 7:28). The name is an alternate spelling of עַי‎ (ay), using a feminine grammatical form. The feminine form is used only in 1 Chr 7:28 and Neh 11:31. Another feminine form of the name, Aiath (עַיַּת‎, ayyath), is found in
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ayyah (Place)
AYYAH (PLACE) [Heb ʿayyâ (עַיָּה)]. In 1 Chr 7:20–30, we find a description of the tribe of Ephraim. Their possessions (vv 28–29) included Bethel, Naaran, Gezer, Shechem, Ayyah, Beth-shean, Taanach, Megiddo, and Dor. The traditional tribal allotments include Shechem and the last 4 sites in Cis-Jordanian
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ayyah
Ayyah. Town belonging to Ephraim’s tribe (1 Chr 7:28, kjv Gaza, but different from the Philistine Gaza). Some scholars think that Aija (Neh 11:31) refers to Ayyah or to Ai, possibly a neighboring town. Many identify Aiath (Is 10:28) with Ayyah and the town with the modern Khirbet Haiyan.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ayyah
Ayyah aʹyə [Heb. ‘ayyâ, Bomberg ed. and Targ. ‘azzâ; Gk. Gaia, Gaza] (1 Ch. 7:28); AV, NEB, GAZA. An Ephraimite possession, but not the Philistine city of Gaza. Some site close to Ai has been proposed (cf. Ezr. 2:28; Neh. 11:31), but this is uncertain.R. K. Harrison
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ayyah
AYYAH Town belonging to Ephraim’s tribe (1 Chr 7:28), Gaza, but different from the Philistine Gaza. Some scholars think that Aija (Neh 11:31) refers to Ayyah or to Ai, possibly a neighboring town. Many identify Aiath (Is 10:28) with Ayyah and the town with the modern Khirbet Haiyan.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ayyah
Ayyah (Heb. ʾayyâ)A town settled by the Benjaminites returning from the Exile in Babylon (1 Chr. 7:28). The LXX reads “Gaza,” which would be distinct from Gaza in Philistia. Ayyah may be the same as Aija at Neh. 11:31. Some identify it with a site near Ai or with Ai itself (Ezra 2:28).Willard W.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ayyah
Ayyah [äˊyə] (Heb. ˓ayyâ). A town in the tribal territory of Ephraim (1 Chr. 7:28), to be distinguished from Gaza (KJV “Gaza”; see LXX Gaza) in Philistia. Some scholars have suggested a site near Ai or Ai itself.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Ayyah
AYYAH (ayʹyah). A city with its suburbs that lay within the territory of the tribe of Ephraim (1 Chron. 7:28).e.h.m.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Ayyah
AYYAH [EYE yah] (heap, ruin) — one of the towns settled by the tribe of Ephraim (1 Chr. 7:28; Gaza, KJV, REB). Some scholars suggest that Ayyah may be the same place as Aija (Neh. 11:31), another spelling of Ai, a city near Jericho.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Ayyah
AYYAH (Ăyʹ yah) Place-name meaning “ruin.” In the unclear Hebrew text of 1 Chron. 7:28, modern translations read Ayyah as a city on the border of Ephraim. Some identify this with Ai. Others follow a Greek text tradition that apparently read Gaza. See Ai.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Ayyah
Ayyah ah′yuh (עַיָּהH6509, fem. of עַיH6504, “heap, ruin”). The possessions of the tribe of Ephraim are described as including “Shechem and its villages all the way to Ayyah and its villages” (1 Chr. 7:28; NJPS, “Aiah”). Here the KJV has Gaza, which reflects the reading of many Hebrew mss (ʿazzâ,
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
AYYAH
AYYAH ah´yuh [עַיָּהʿayyah]. A town belonging to the northern tribe Ephraim (1 Chr 7:28). The similarity of the name to Ai (עַי ʿay) may mean that Ayyah is Ai (et-Tell) or Khirbet Haiyan. The mention of Aija in Neh 11:31 may be a reference to this same Ayyah.
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