Biblical authors like to proclaim how some monument/stone/altar/name remains intact to-this-day. Cool.
Should I take that as till the day the author wrote it down (in which case: meh), or should I take it as till the day the reader reads it; i.e. forever, and that it will never be changed? Logic tells me to interpret as the former, buuuuuut.....
Genesis 26:33 ESV He called it Shibah; therefore the name of the city is Beersheba to this day.
Genesis 35:20 ESV and Jacob set up a pillar over her tomb. It is the pillar of Rachel's tomb, which is there to this day.
Joshua 4:9 ESV And Joshua set up twelve stones in the midst of the Jordan, in the place where the feet of the priests bearing the ark of the covenant had stood; and they are there to this day.
Joshua 7:26 ESV And they raised over him a great heap of stones that remains to this day. Then the Lord turned from his burning anger. Therefore, to this day the name of that place is called the Valley of Achor.
1st Chronicles 4:43 ESV And they defeated the remnant of the Amalekites who had escaped, and they have lived there to this day.