Ai

(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)

+ A city of the Ammonites, apparently attached to Heshbon. (Jeremiah 49:3)