(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; 10:1,2; 12:9)
* See other occurrences of the same term: Ai.
Main reference: Smith's Bible Dictionary (1860s)
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