Q&A: How can Ai still exist? Joshua 8:28 and Nehemiah 7:32

How can Ai still exist? Joshua 8:28 and Nehemiah 7:32

Question

If Ai was destroyed during Josuha's times then how could it still exist in Nehemiah's time? Joshua 8:28 and Nehemiah 7:32

Answer

Joshua 8:28 So Joshua burned Ai and made it a permanent heap of ruins, a desolate place to this day.

Nehemiah 7:32 of Bethel and Ai 123

Ai, was a town of central Palestine near and just east of Bethel (Gen. 12:8), and also in the area of the tribe of Benjamin. It was rebuilt and even mentioned again in Isaiah 10:28.

Answer by Dr. Joseph R. Nally, Jr.

Dr. Joseph R. Nally, Jr., D.D., M.Div. is the Theological Editor at Third Millennium Ministries (Thirdmill).