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Sunday Brunch – Joshua and the city of Ai

March 12, 2017 Posted by Cecelia Dowdy

In the book of Joshua, the Lord delivered the city of Ai, as well as their king (also named Ai) into to Joshua. I was reading through this the other day, and wondered if the rocks covering the dead king are still there, today, literally? What do you think?

Joshua 8:28-29New International Version (NIV)

28 So Joshua burned Ai[a] and made it a permanent heap of ruins, a desolate place to this day. 29 He impaled the body of the king of Ai on a pole and left it there until evening. At sunset, Joshua ordered them to take the body from the pole and throw it down at the entrance of the city gate. And they raised a large pile of rocks over it, which remains to this day.

Is Ai’s grave still there, to this day? Is that pile of rocks still there? Or do you believe they were removed sometime over the last couple thousand years?

~Cecelia Dowdy~

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