Joshua 8:17

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 8:17  (King James Version)
And there was not a man left in Ai or Bethel, that went not out after Israel: and they left the city open, and pursued after Israel.
 


a man
Joshua 8:3 Joshua 8:24 Joshua 8:25 ; 11:20 Deuteronomy 2:30 ; Job 5:13 ; Isaiah 19:11-13

Bethel
Bethel is not mentioned in the Greek version, and some, with Houbigant and Pilkington, think it was not originally in the Hebrew; because, had the men of Bethel pursued, as well as those of Ai, it would have been said that they left the cities, and not the city, open. The principal strength of Bethel might have been previously taken into Ai, as the strongest place to make a stand in; Bethel being but about three miles westward from Ai.

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