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.”