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Called also Hai, Genesis 12:8 ; Aija, Nehemiah 11:31 ; and Aiath, Isaiah 10:28 . A royal city of the Canaanites, east of Bethel, near which Abraham once sojourned and built an altar, Genesis 12:8 ; 13:3 . It is memorable for Joshua's defeat on account of Achan, and his subsequent victory, Joshua 7:2-5 ; 8:1-29 . It was rebuilt, and is mentioned by Isaiah. Its ruins are spoken of by Eusebius and Jerome, but the exact site cannot now be fixed with certainty.


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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Ai'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ats/a/ai.html. 1859.

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