Joshua 8:24

Overview - Joshua 8
God encourages Joshua.
The stratagem whereby Ai was taken.
29 The king thereof is hanged.
30 Joshua builds an altar;
32 writes the law on stones;
33 and pronounces the blessings and curses.
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Joshua 8:24  (King James Version)
And it came to pass, when Israel had made an end of slaying all the inhabitants of Ai in the field, in the wilderness wherein they chased them, and when they were all fallen on the edge of the sword, until they were consumed, that all the Israelites returned unto Ai, and smote it with the edge of the sword.

returned unto Ai
This must refer to the women, children, and old persons left behind; for it seems that all the effective men had sallied out when they imagined the Israelites had fled
(ver. 16.)
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