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Gaza (עַזָּה, azzah; Γάζα, Gaza). The Philistine coastal capital within the tribal allotment of Judah (Josh 15:47; Josephus, Antiquities 5:81). Gaza lay at the intersection of two important trade routes in the eastern Mediterranean. The “Way of the Sea,” or Via Maris (compare Isa 9:1), ran between Egypt
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