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Joshua 8:28-29

8:28 Joshua burned Ai and made it a permanently uninhabited mound (it remains that way to this very day). 1  8:29 He hung the king of Ai on a tree, leaving him exposed until evening. 2  At sunset Joshua ordered that his corpse be taken down from the tree. 3  They threw it down at the entrance of the city gate and erected over it a large pile of stones (it remains to this very day). 4 

1 tn Heb “and made it a permanent mound, a desolation, to this day.”

2 tn Heb “on a tree until evening.” The words “leaving him exposed” are supplied in the translation for clarity.

3 sn For the legal background of this action, see Deut 21:22-23.

4 tn Heb “to this day.”

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