Did the city of Ai exist after Joshua destroyed it? View all View original

This Bible contradiction is from the Skeptic's Annotated Bible.


No, it was never rebuilt after Joshua destroyed it.

Joshua 8:28 View context

And Joshua burnt Ai, and made it an heap for ever, [even] a desolation unto this day.

Yes, it existed at the time of the Babylonian captivity.

Nehemiah 7:32 View context

The men of Beth-el and Ai, an hundred twenty and three.