Places Study on Aijalon

Places Study on Aijalon

Joshua 21: Aijalon with her suburbs, Gathrimmon with her suburbs; four cities.
Judges 1: 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.
Judges 12: And Elon the Zebulonite died, and was buried in Aijalon in the country of Zebulun.
1 Samuel 14: And they smote the Philistines that day from Michmash to Aijalon: and the people were very faint.
1 Chronicles 6: And Aijalon with her suburbs, and Gathrimmon with her suburbs:
1 Chronicles 8: Beriah also, and Shema, who were heads of the fathers of the inhabitants of Aijalon, who drove away the inhabitants of Gath:
2 Chronicles 11: And Zorah, and Aijalon, and Hebron, which are in Judah and in Benjamin fenced cities.

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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Ajalon or Aijalon
1. A town in the tribe of Dan, assigned to the Levites, sons of Kohath, Joshua 21:24 . It was not far from Timnath, and was taken by the Philistines from Ahaz, 2 Chronicles 28:18 . It lay in or near a valley, not far from the valley of Gibeon, and is recognized in the modern village of Yalo. The valley lies towards the north, and is the place where Joshua commanded the sun and moon to stand still, and they obeyed him, Joshua 10:12

2. A town in Benjamin, some three miles east of Bethel. It was fortified by Rehoboam, 2 Chronicles 11:10 3 . In the tribe of Zebulun, the place of Elon's burial, Judges 2:12 .

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Aijalon
(AIJALON or AJALON, "a place of gazelles" (Joshua 19:42; Joshua 21:24).

1. Originally of Dan; which tribe, however, could not dispossess the Amorites (Judges 1:35). Assigned to the Levite Kohathites, among the 48 Levitical cities (1 Chronicles 6:69). Fortified by Rehoboam of Judah, in his war with Israel, the northern kingdom, though sometimes, as being a border city, mentioned as in Ephraim (2 Chronicles 11:10; 2 Chronicles 28:18). Taken by the Philistines from the weak Ahaz (1 Chronicles 6:66; 1 Chronicles 6:69). Now Yalo, N. of the Jaffa road, 14 miles from Jerusalem, on the hill side, bounding on the S. the valley Merj-ibn-Omeir. Alluded to in the memorable apostrophe of Joshua, "Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon, and thou moon in the valley of Ajalon" (Joshua 10:12).

2. The burial place of the judge (Judges 12:12) Elon in Zebulun.

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Aijalon
AIJALON . 1 . A city allotted to, but not occupied by, Dan ( Joshua 19:42 , Judges 1:35 ). We find it in the hands of Rehoboam ( 2 Chronicles 11:10 ); later the Philistines took it ( 2 Chronicles 28:18 ). It may be the modern Yâlo , 3 miles N.E. of Latrûn , 14 miles from Jerusalem. 2 . An unknown town in Zebulun ( Judges 12:12 ).

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Morrish Bible Dictionary - Aijalon

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Ajalon Aijalon
1. Levitical city ofthe Kohathites. It was in the lot of Dan, Joshua 21:24 ; but being a border city it is also connected with Benjamin, 1 Chronicles 8:13 ; or with Ephraim, 1 Chronicles 6:69 ; or with Judah and Benjamin, when Rehohoam fortified the city. 2 Chronicles 11:10 . It was taken by the Philistines in the reign of Ahaz. 2 Chronicles 28:18 . THE VALLEY OF AJALON is the place where Joshua, when pursuing the Amorites, bade the sun and the moon stand still. Joshua 10:12 . The city is identified with the modern Yalo, 31 51' N, 35 1' E.

2. Place in Zebulun where Elon one of the judges of Israel was buried. Judges 12:12 .

Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Aijalon
a city of the Canaanites; the valley adjoining to which is memorable in sacred history from the miracle of Joshua, in arresting the course of the sun and moon, that the Israelites might have sufficient light to pursue their enemies, Joshua 10:12-13 . Aijalon was afterward a Levitical city, and belonged to the tribe of Dan; who did not, however, drive out the Amorite inhabitants, Judges 1:35 .

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Ajalon - Variant spelling of Aijalon. See Aijalon
aj 'Alon - [Aijalon ]
Ithlah - A town of Dan, near Aijalon ( Joshua 19:42 )
a'Der - (flock ), a Benjamites, son of Beriah, chief of the inhabitants of Aijalon
Elon - The judge who judged Israel ten years: buried in Aijalon (or Elon) in Zebulun (Judges 12:11-12)
Shaalbim - Heres and Aijalon as being occupied by the Amorites ( Judges 1:35 ). It was, with Makaz and Beth-shemesh, in the district of one of Solomon’s commissariat officers ( 1 Kings 4:9 ); and if it be the same place as Shaalabbin, it is mentioned with Aijalon and Beth-shemesh in Joshua 19:42
Shema (2) - Of Benjamin: a head of the fathers of the inhabitants of Aijalon, who drove away the men of Gath (1 Chronicles 8:13; 1 Chronicles 8:21); the same as Shimei and Shimhi
Aij'Alon - (Judges 1:35 ) Aijalon was one of the towns fortified by Reheboam, (2 Chronicles 11:10 ) and the last we hear of it is being in the hands of the Philistines. (2 Chronicles 28:18 ) Being on the very frontier of the two kingdoms, we can understand how Aijalon should be spoken of sometimes, (1 Chronicles 6:69 ) comp. ... A broad and beautiful valley near the city of Aijalon over which Joshua commanded the moon to stand still during the pursuit after the battle of Gibeon
Heres - Mount in the territory of Dan, mentioned with Aijalon, held by the Amorites, who became tributary to Israel
Aijalon - Aijalon
Aijalon - Aijalon was afterward a Levitical city, and belonged to the tribe of Dan; who did not, however, drive out the Amorite inhabitants, Judges 1:35
Beth-Aven - Close to Ai ( Joshua 7:2 ), by the wilderness ( Joshua 18:12 ), north-west of Michmash ( 1 Samuel 13:5 ), and on the way to Aijalon ( 1 Samuel 14:23 ), still inhabited in the 8th cent
e'Lon - ) ... Elon the Zebulonite, who judged Israel for ten years, and was buried in Aijalon in Zebulun
Joha - Son of Beriah of Benjamin, who was "a head of the fathers of the inhabitants of Aijalon who drove away the inhabitants of Gath" (1 Chronicles 8:13; 1 Chronicles 8:16)
Shishak - It gives a long list of places conquered, among which are the names of many Jewish towns, as Taanach, Rehob, Mahanaim, Gibeon, Beth-horon, Kedemoth, Aijalon and Megiddo
Beriah - A Benjamite at Aijalon, who, with Shema, put the Gathites to flight (cf
Vale - Emek, signifying a "deep" broad valley, as the valley of Achor, Aijalon, Elan, Jezreel, Succoth, etc
Valley - Emek, signifying a "deep" broad valley, as the valley of Achor, Aijalon, Elan, Jezreel, Succoth, etc
Aijalon - (Aijalon or AJALON, "a place of gazelles" (Joshua 19:42; Joshua 21:24)
Ajalon - Ajalon (ăj-a-lon), or Aijalon (âi'ja-lŏn), place of gazelles
Michmash - This was the scene of a great battle fought between the army of Saul and the Philistines, who were utterly routed and pursued for some 16 miles towards Philistia as far as the valley of Aijalon
Vale, Valley - ] of Genesis 14:17 , Joshua 8:13 ; Joshua 15:8 ; Joshua 18:15 , 1Sa 17:2 ; 1 Samuel 17:19 ; 1 Samuel 21:8 ) means literally depression , and is ‘a highlander’s word for a valley as he looks down into it, and is applied to wide avenues running up into a mountainous country like the Vale of Elah, the Vale of Hebron, and the Vale of Aijalon’ ( HGHL [Note: GHL Historical Geography of Holy Land. of Siddim, of Shaveh, of Hebron, of Achor, of Aijalon, etc
Arad - One of six sons of Beriah the Benjamite (1 Chronicles 8:15-16 ) who was one of the major inhabitants of Aijalon
Beriah - A Benjamite who, with Shema, his brother, were ancestors of the inhabitants of Aijalon, and "drove away the inhabitants of Gath" (1 Chronicles 8:13)
Amorites - Later, two other Amorite cities, Aijalon and Shaalbim, hindered the settlement of Dan near the Philistine border (Judges 1:34-36 )
Amorites - ] document ( Judges 1:34-35 ) recognizes that the Amorites were strong in the Valley of Aijalon
Moon - The moon took its part with the sun in one of Joseph’s dreams when it ‘made obeisance’ to him ( Genesis 37:9 ); and it stood still, ‘in the valley of Aijalon,’ at the command of Joshua, at the battle of Gibeon ( Joshua 10:12-13 ; cf
Shishak - ) Shishak has recorded this expedition on the wall of the great temple at Karnak; there is a list of the countries, cities and tribes, ruled, conquered, or made tributary by him, including many Jewish names, Taanach, Rehob, Mahanaim, Gibeon, Bethhoron, Kedemoth, Aijalon, Megiddo, Ibleam, Almon, Shoco, one of Rehoboam's fenced cities, etc
Dan - of Ephraim, and thence attempted to spread out into the valleys of Aijalon and Sorek
Canaan, Land of - In the west, south of Aijalon, 31 51' N, is a district called the Shephelah
Benjamin - Lod, Ono, Aijalon were westward extensions of Benjamin's bounds beyond the original limit (Nehemiah 11:35)
Saul - " But though faint and weary, the Israelites "smote the Philistines that day from Michmash to Aijalon" (a distance of from 15 to 20 miles)
Israel - while, holding as they did Jerusalem, Aijalon, Har-heres (Beth-shemesh), and Gezer, they cut the tribe of Judah off from their northern kinsfolk