Conquest of Ai


Conquest of Ai
Conquest of Ai
Part of Conquest of Canaan
Date c. 1400 B.C.
Location Ai, Canaan (thought to be ruins at Et-Tell)
Result Decisive Hebrew Victory
Belligerents
Hebrews Canaanites from Bethel
Commanders and leaders
Joshua King of Ai
Strength
First Day: 2,000-3,000 light infantry
Second Day: 8,000 reinforcements
First Day: 200 defenders
Second Day: 12,000 reinforcements

The Conquest of Ai was a major Hebrew victory in the Conquest of Canaan. The victory allowed the Hebrews to seize the town of Bethel.


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