The men of Israel had arranged a signal with the men in ambush: When they sent up a great cloud of smoke from the city,
Cross ReferencesJoshua 8:13
So the forces were stationed with the main camp to the north of the city and the rear guard to the west of the city. And that night Joshua went into the valley.
When the men of Ai turned and looked back, the smoke of the city was rising to the sky. They could not escape in any direction, and the troops who had fled to the wilderness now became the pursuers.
Chapter Outline1. The Levite in a general assembly declared his wrong
8. The decree of the assembly
12. The Benjamites, being cited, make head against the Israelites
18. The Israelites in two battles lose forty thousand
26. They destroy by a plan all the Benjamites, except six hundred.
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