Hebrew: אַיָּלוֹן —transliteration: Ayyalon —meaning: deer; place of deer
also known as: Aijalon , Aij'alon and Ayyalon
This is the name of 2 biblical places.
Ajalon, a valley and town
It was one of the Levitical cities given to the Kohathites (1 Chronicles 6:69). It was not far from Beth-shemesh (2 Chronicles 28:18). It was the boundary between the kingdoms of Judah and Israel, and is frequently mentioned in Jewish history (2 Chronicles 11:10; 1 Samuel 14:31; 1 Chronicles 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” (Joshua 10:12 KJV). (see: Miracles)
And as they fled from Israel, while they were at the descent of Beth-horon, the Lord hurled large stones from heaven on them as far as Azekah, and they died; there were more who died from the hailstones than those whom the sons of Israel killed with the sword.
Ajalon has been identified as the modern Yalo (Yalu), at the foot of the Beth-horon (Bethoron) pass (near modern Beit Horon, Israel).
In the Tell Amarna letters Adoni-zedek 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.
Ajalon, city of Zebulun
It is identified with the modern Jalun, 3 miles north of Cabul, Israel (aka Kabul, Kabbul, al-Kabul).