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Aijalon : Yalo. A city overlooking a beautifiul plain of the Shephelah assigned to the tribe in Dan, Joshua 19:42; although they did not rid the area of the the Amorite inhabitants (Judges 1. 34, 37). The Bible also mentions that Aijalon was a Levitical city for the Kohathites, Joshua 21:24; it was fortified by Rehoboam, 2 Chr. 11:10; 1 Kings. 4:9). During the time of Ahaz Aijalon was captured by the Philistines (2 Chr 28:18). The name Aijalon means a place of harts. The current location is Yalo which is a village 13 miles to the northwest of Jerusalem.
Joshua 19:42 -
And Shaalabbin, and Ajalon, and Jethlah,
Joshua 21:24 - Aijalon with her suburbs, Gathrimmon with her suburbs; four cities.
2 Chronicles 11:10 - And Zorah, and Aijalon, and Hebron, which [are] in Judah and in Benjamin fenced cities.
1 Kings 4:9 - The son of Dekar, in Makaz, and in Shaalbim, and Bethshemesh, and Elonbethhanan:
a'-ja-lon ('ayyalon, "deerplace"; the King James Version, Ajalon (Josh 10:12)): (1) The name of a town allotted to the tribe of Dan (Josh 19:42), which was also designated a Levitical city (Josh 21:24), which fell to the Sons of Kohath (1 Ch 6:69). The first mention of Aijalon is in the narrative of Joshua's defeat of the five Amorite kings: "thou, Moon, in the valley of Aijalon" (Josh 10:12). The Danites failed to take it from the Amorites (Jdg 1:35), although the men of Ephraim held it in vassalage. Here Saul and Jonathan won a great victory over the Philistines (1 Sam 14:31). At one time it was held by the tribe of Benjamin (1 Ch 8:13). Rehoboam fortified it against the kingdom of Israel (2 Ch 11:10). In the days of King Ahaz it was captured by the Philistines (2 Ch 28:18). It has been identified with the modern Yalo; its antiquity goes back to Tell el-Amarna Letters, in which it has mention. It Is situated Northwest of Jerusalem in a valley of the same name, which leads down from the mountains to the sea. http://wwwestbible-history.com/isbe/A/AIJALON/
More Information about Aijalon
Ajalon (also spelled Aijalon or Ayalon) was a place in the lowland of Shephelah in the ancient Land of Israel, identified today as Yalo at the foot of the Bethoron pass, a Palestinian Arab village located 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) southeast of Ramla in the West Bank. Its name is Hebrew for "place of gazelles". The place may have been the site of several battles between invaders and the natives. In the Tell el-Amarna letters, written during the last twelve years of Pharaoh Akhenaten and the first regnal year of Tutankhamun, Adoni-zedek spoke of the destruction of the "city of Ajalon" by the invaders, and describes himself as "afflicted, greatly afflicted" by the calamities that had come on the land, urging the king of Egypt to hasten to his help. This event may have been connected to an attack of the Amorites, before the arrival of the Israelites under Joshua. But since the valley stetches as far to the West as to a point halfway between Shaalvim and Latrun, the city referenced in these letters may have been any settlement in the valley. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aijalon
Aijalon or Ajalon (place of deer). I. Yalo. Town of Dan assigned to the Kohathites, whence the Amorites were not expelled (Josh. 19. 42 ; 21. 24; 1 Chr. 6. 69 ; Jud. 1. 35). Gave its name to the valley (merj Ibn Omeir) where Joshua defeated the Canaanites (Josh. 10. 12). Limit of Jonathan's pursuit of the Philistines (1 Sa. 14. 31). Fortified by Rehoboam (2 Chr. 11. 10), but in the time of Ahaz taken by the Philistines (2 Chr. 28. 18). Being on the frontier, sometimes spoken of as belonging to Ephraim, sometimes to Judah and Benjamin. Iv. vI. xiv. - Biblical Gazetteer
Aijalon: Bible Cities - Bible History Links (Ancient Biblical Studies)
Aijalon in Easton's Bible Dictionary and Aij'alon, place of deer. (1.) A town
and valley originally assigned to the tribe of Dan, from which, however, ...
AIJALON in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE (Bible History Online) The first mention of Aijalon is in the narrative of Joshua's defeat of the five Amorite kings: "thou, Moon, in the valley of Aijalon" (Josh 10:12). ...
Aijalon - Biblical Definition of Aijalon in Fausset's Bible ...Aijalon in Fausset's Bible Dictionary (Bible History Online)
Aijalon - Map of Ancient Israel (Old Testament Maps) Aijalon - Clickable Map of Israel in Old Testament Times.
Map of the Divided Kingdom - Israel's Border The boundary went from the northwest coast eastward to the cities of Gibbethon, Gezer, Aijalon, Mizpah (south of Bethel), and down to the Jordan valley ...
Gath-rimmon - Map of Ancient Israel (Old Testament Maps) Joshua 21:24 - Aijalon with her suburbs, Gathrimmon with her suburbs; four cities. ... 1 Chronicles 6:69 - And Aijalon with her suburbs, and Gathrimmon
Elon - Map of Ancient Israel (Old Testament Maps)9 `Elon' and 'Beth-hanan' should be read as separate names; possibly for `Elon' read `Aijalon', with Gk. versions; this would then refer to Aijalon (Yalo), ...
BETH-HORON, THE BATTLE OF in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE (Bible ...Next, the moon appeared to be associated with the valley of Aijalon; that is, it must have been low down on the horizon in that direction, and since Aijalon ...
SHEPHELAH in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE (Bible History Online) They all lie within the strip of hill country that runs along the western base of the mountains of Judah, terminating in the North at the Valley of Aijalon.
Judges 1:35 Bible Verse (KJV Book of Judges) Bible History Online 35 - But the Amorites would dwell in mount Heres in Aijalon, and in Shaalbim: yet the hand of the house of Joseph prevailed, so that they became tributaries
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