Genesis 12:8; Joshua 7:3-5; 9:3; 10:1; 12:9; Isaiah 10:28; Nehemiah 11:31; Ezra 2:28; Jeremiah 49:3
(heap of ruins). (1) An ancient city of Canaan (Gen. 12:88And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Beth-el, and pitched his tent, having Beth-el on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the Lord, and called upon the name of the Lord. (Genesis 12:8)), where it is spelled HA’I. Captured and destroyed by Joshua (Josh. 7:3-5; 9:3; 10:1; 12:93And they returned to Joshua, and said unto him, Let not all the people go up; but let about two or three thousand men go up and smite Ai; and make not all the people to labor thither; for they are but few. 4So there went up thither of the people about three thousand men: and they fled before the men of Ai. 5And the men of Ai smote of them about thirty and six men: for they chased them from before the gate even unto Shebarim, and smote them in the going down: wherefore the hearts of the people melted, and became as water. (Joshua 7:3‑5)
3And when the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done unto Jericho and to Ai, (Joshua 9:3)
1Now it came to pass, when Adoni-zedek king of Jerusalem had heard how Joshua had taken Ai, and had utterly destroyed it; as he had done to Jericho and her king, so he had done to Ai and her king; and how the inhabitants of Gibeon had made peace with Israel, and were among them; (Joshua 10:1)
9The king of Jericho, one; the king of Ai, which is beside Beth-el, one; (Joshua 12:9)
). Written Aiath (Isa. 10:2828He is come to Aiath, he is passed to Migron; at Michmash he hath laid up his carriages: (Isaiah 10:28)); and Aija (Neh. 11:3131The children also of Benjamin from Geba dwelt at Michmash, and Aija, and Beth-el, and in their villages, (Nehemiah 11:31); Ezra 2:2828The men of Beth-el and Ai, two hundred twenty and three. (Ezra 2:28)). (2) A city of Heshbon (Jer. 49:33Howl, 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. (Jeremiah 49:3)).