Ai in the Bible

1. A royal city of the Canaanites

Conquest and destruction of

  • Joshua 7:8 O Lord, what shall I say, when Israel turneth their backs before their enemies!

Bible Encyclopedia for AI.


  • Ezra 2:28 The men of Bethel and Ai, two hundred twenty and three.

See also McClintock and Strong Cyclopedia for Ai.

Also called AIJA

  • Nehemiah 11:31 The children also of Benjamin from Geba dwelt at Michmash, and Aija, and Bethel, and in their villages,


  • Isaiah 10:28 He is come to Aiath, he is passed to Migron; at Michmash he hath laid up his carriages:

Population of

  • Joshua 8:25 And so it was, that all that fell that day, both of men and women, were twelve thousand, even all the men of Ai.

2. A city of the Ammonites

  • Jeremiah 49:3 Howl, O Heshbon, for Ai is spoiled: cry, ye daughters of Rabbah, gird you with sackcloth; lament, and run to and fro by the hedges; for their king shall go into captivity, and his priests and his princes together.
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