Military Blunder and the Death of a King: Joshua’s Debacle at Ai – Part II

Military Blunder and the Death of a King: Joshua’s Debacle at Ai – Part II

The battle of Ai is probably one of history’s most overlooked battles in which military trainees or cadets can learn valuable lessons.

Joshua—new leader of the tribes of Israel, great military leader, and controversial figure in the Bible— may have been triumphant after besieging and conquering the city of Jericho. But his next move was as audacious as it was ill-advised.

Joshua advanced on the city of Ai; but its ruinous façade was misleading.

Joshua advanced on the city of Ai; but its ruinous façade was misleading. (Public Domain)


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