A city of the Kohathites (Joshua 21:24; 1 Chronicles 6:69). It was a Levitical city and a city of refuge. It was originally allotted to the tribe of Dan (Joshua 19:42), Authorized Version, Ajalon, which tribe, however, was unable to dispossess the Amorites of the place. (Judges 1:35). Aijalon was one of the towns fortified by Rehoboam (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. with 1 Chronicles 6:66) as in Ephraim and sometimes (2 Chronicles 11:10; 1 Samuel 14:31) as in Judah and Benjamin. It is represented by the modern Yalo, a little to the north of the Jaffa road, about 14 miles out of Jerusalem.
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 (Joshua 10:12)
A place in Zebulon, mentioned as the burial-place of Elon, one of the Judges (Judges 12:12)
Smith's Bible Names Dictionary (1866)
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