The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleJoshua 8:25
And [so] it was, [that] all that fell that day…
the city, and partly in the field, both by the ambush and the army:
both of men and women;
[were] twelve thousand, [even] all the men of Ai;
so that the city was
not a very large one, and the numbers of inhabitants were comparatively
but few, as in (Joshua 7:3) .