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King of Ai
Ruling monarch of Ai. The Israelites defeated him.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ai (Place)
AI (PLACE) [Heb hāʿay (הָעַי)]. Var. AIATH; AIJA? The name (meaning “the ruin”) of a place mentioned in connection with Abram’s early migration into the land of Canaan (Genesis 12–13), and with Joshua’s subsequent conquest of that land (Joshua 7–8). It is usually identified with Et-Tell (M.R. 174147),
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ai
Ai. Canaanite city that was settled before the time of Abraham (Gn 12:8; 13:3, kjv Hai). The name suggests a “ruin” of special significance or striking appearance. The inhabitants of Ai, as well as those of other Canaanite cities (Shechem, Bethel, Jerusalem), did not hinder Abraham in his meanderings
Aija
Aija. Alternate name for Ai, the Canaanite city, in Nehemiah 11:31.See Ai.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ai
AI Canaanite city that was settled before the time of Abraham (Gn 12:8; 13:3). The name suggests a “ruin” of special significance or striking appearance. The inhabitants of Ai, as well as those of other Canaanite cities (Shechem, Bethel, Jerusalem), did not hinder Abraham in his meanderings in the hill
Aija
AIJA Alternate name for Ai, the Canaanite city, in Nehemiah 11:31. See Ai.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ai
Ai (i, ay´i; Heb., “ruin”), a Canaanite town near and to the east of Bethel (Gen. 12:8; 13:3) generally identified with the modern site of et-Tell. Ai was an important urban center of about twenty-seven and a half acres during the Early Bronze Age from approximately 3100 to about 2400 bce (biblical Jericho,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ai
AI. A city of the Canaanites situated E of Bethel. Its name means “ruin.” After Joshua had conquered Jericho, he sent men to spy out Ai. On the advice of the spies, Joshua sent 3,000 soldiers against Ai, but they suffered defeat. In distress, Joshua prayed for guidance. God answered that someone had
Hai
HAI. Same as Ai (q.v.), the vicinity of Bethel, where Abraham pitched his tent (Gen 12:8; 13:3). Here the KJV expressed the definite article (ha) with which Ai is always accompanied in the Heb. text (one exception, Jer 49:3).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Ai
AI. The name is always written with the definite article in Hebrew, hā’ay, the heap, ruin. The city lay E of Bethel and the altar which Abram built (Gn. 12:8) adjacent to Beth-aven (Jos. 7:2) and N of Michmash (Is. 10:28). The Israelite attack upon it, immediately following the sack of Jericho, was
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ai
Ai (Heb. hāʿay)One of the major sites conquered during the Israelite conquest of Canaan. According to the account in Joshua, the Israelites conquered Ai during the second military campaign (Josh. 8) following an earlier abortive attempt (ch. 7).While the location of biblical Ai has been subject to
Aija
Aija (Heb. ʿayyâ)A town in Judah resettled after the Exile (Neh. 11:31). It may be the same as Ayyah.
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Ai; Hai
AI; HAI An ancient Canaanite city-state situated near Beth-Aven, east of Beth-El. The name Hai, or Haai in Hebrew, means ‘ruin’, and it is possible that the Israelites took this name over from their predecessors, the Canaanites, in whose time the site was already in ruins. Abraham pitched his tent between
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Ai
AI (Hebrew, “the ruin”) A city east of Bethel, usually identified with modern Et-Tell. Abram (the later Abraham) camped between Bethel and Ai on his journey into Canaan and established an altar there (Gen 12:8; 13:3). Joshua conquered the city after an initial failure caused by the disobedience of Achan
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ai
A´i (heap of ruins).1. A city lying east of Bethel and “beside Bethaven.” Josh. 7:2; 8:9. It was the second city taken by Israel after the passage of the Jordan, and was “utterly destroyed.” Josh. 7:3–5; 8; 9:3; 10:1, 2; 12:9.2. A city of the Ammonites, apparently attached to Heshbon. Jer. 49:3.
A-iath
A-i´ath (feminine of Ai), a place named by Isaiah, Isa. 10:28, in connection with Migron and Michmash, probably the same as Ai.
A-ija
A-i´ja, like Aiath probably a variation of the name Ai, mentioned with Michmash and Bethel. Neh. 11:31.
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