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In the Book of Joshua, the Hebrews conquered a city called Ai. What does the word "Ai" mean?

Question #151106. Asked by BigTriviaDawg.
Last updated May 14 2024.
Originally posted May 14 2024 8:18 PM.

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The heap of ruins.

The Ai literally means "the heap (of ruins)." This was a city in Canaan. The Book of Joshua records the eponymous prophet leading the Israelites in their capture of Canaan.

Today's archaeological site "Et-Tell" is thought to contain the Ai's ruins.

Also see Joshua 7-8.


Response last updated by psnz on May 14 2024.
May 14 2024, 8:19 PM
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