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ambush between Bethel and Ai, on the west side of the city.
JOS 8:13 And when they had set the people, even all the host that was
on the north of the city, and their liers in wait on the west of the
city, Joshua went that night into the midst of the valley.
JOS 8:14 And it came to pass, when the king of Ai saw it, that they
hasted and rose up early, and the men of the city went out against
Israel to battle, he and all his people, at a time appointed, before the
plain; but he wist not that there were liers in ambush against him
behind the city.
JOS 8:15 And Joshua and all Israel made as if they were beaten before
them, and fled by the way of the wilderness.
King James Bible