Ai @ ruins. (1.) One of the royal cities of the Canaanites Joshua:10:1; Genesis:12:8Genesis:13:3). It was the scene of Joshua's defeat, and afterwards of his victory. It was the second Canaanite city taken by Israel Joshua:7:2-5Joshua:8:1-29). It lay rebuilt and inhibited by the Benjamites Ezra:2:28; Nehemiah:7:32Nehemiah:11:31). It lay to the east of Bethel, "beside Beth-aven." The spot which is most probably the site of this ancient city is Haiyan, 2 miles east from Bethel. It lay up the Wady Suweinit, a steep, rugged valley, extending from the Jordan valley to Bethel. (2.) A city in the Ammonite territory Jeremiah:49:3). Some have thought that the proper reading of the word is Ar Isaiah:15:1).
Aijeleth Shahar @ hind of the dawn, a name found in the title of Psalms:22. It is probably the name of some song or tune to the measure of which the psalm was to be chanted. Some, however, understand by the name some instrument of music, or an allegorical allusion to the subject of the psalm.