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ajalon


ajalon


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Ajalon 
  and  Aij'alon,  place  of  deer.  (1.)  A  town  and  valley  originally 
  assigned  to  the  tribe  of  Dan,  from  which  however,  they  could 
  not  drive  the  Amorites  (Judg.  1:35).  It  was  one  of  the  Levitical 
  cities  given  to  the  Kohathites  (1  Chr.  6:69).  It  was  not  far 
  from  Beth-shemesh  (2  Chr.  28:18).  It  was  the  boundary  between 
  the  kingdoms  of  Judah  and  Israel,  and  is  frequently  mentioned  in 
  Jewish  history  (2  Chr.  11:10;  1  Sam.  14:31;  1  Chr.  8:13).  With 
  reference  to  the  valley  named  after  the  town,  Joshua  uttered  the 
  celebrated  command,  "Sun,  stand  thou  still  on  Gibeon;  and  thou, 
  Moon,  in  the  valley  of  Ajalon"  (Josh.  10:12).  It  has  been 
  identified  as  the  modern  Yalo,  at  the  foot  of  the  Beth-horon 
  pass  (q.v.).  In  the  Tell  Amarna  letters  Adoni-zedek  (q.v.) 
  speaks  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. 
 
  (2.)  A  city  in  the  tribe  of  Zebulun  (Judg.  12:12),  the  modern 
  Jalun,  three  miles  north  of  Cabul. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Ajalon,  a  chain;  strength;  a  stag