Ai [N] [E] [H]
(heap of ruins ).
- A city lying east of Bethel and "beside Bethaven." ( Joshua 7:2 ; 8:9 ) It was the second city taken by Israel after the passage of the Jordan, and was "utterly destroyed." ( Joshua 7:3-5 ; 8:1 ; Joshua 9:3 ; Joshua 10:1 Joshua 10:2 ; 12:9 )
- A city of the Ammonites, apparently attached to Heshbon. ( Jeremiah 49:3 )
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Ai'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.