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Did the Sun REALLY stand still (Book of Joshua)? Historical Writings from NON-BIBLICAL worldwide accounts

 
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THE LONG DAY OF JOSHUA

One of the evidences for the historicity of the long day recorded in Joshua 10:13 and reiterated in Habakkuk 3:11 lies in the large body of traditions from many parts of the world according to which there was a long day (or night, or evening, depending upon the location) at about the same time that Joshua lived.

David Nelson dramatically informs us of this fact as follows: Chinese history speaks of Yao, their king, declaring that in his reign the sun stood so long above the horizon that it was feared the world would have been set on fire; and fixes the reign of Yao at a given date, which corresponds with the age of Joshua the son of Nun. . . .

The Latin poet Ovid amuses the school-boy greatly, in his fanciful narrative of Phaeton's chariot. This heathen author tells us, that a day was once lost, and that the earth was in great danger from the intense heat of an unusual sun. . . . Our notice is somewhat attracted, when we find him mention Phaeton--who was a Canaanitish prince-- and learn that the fable originated with the Phoenicians, the same people whom Joshua fought.

If you ask an unbeliever of these incidents, or of the common traditions of early nations that a day was lost about the time when the, "volume of truth", informs us that the sun hasted not to go down for the space of a whole day, you will find that he had never thought on these points: they are not of the character which he is inclined to notice.

T. W. Doane relates the following facts concerning these traditions:

There are many stories similar to this, to be found among other nations of antiquity. We have, as an example, that which is related of Bacchus in the Orphic hymns, wherein it says that this god-man arrested the course of the sun and the moon.

An Indian legend relates that the sun stood still to hear the pious ejaculations of Arjouan after the death of Crishna. A "holy" Buddhist by the name of Matanga prevented the sun, at his command, from rising, and bisected the moon. . . .

The Chinese also, had a legend of the sun standing still, and a legend was found among the Ancient Mexicans to the effect that one of their holy persons commanded the sun to stand still, which command was obeyed.

Doane refers to Anacalypsis by Higgins, Buddhist Legends by Hardy and Bud. & Jeyens by Franklin in support of his statements.

In 1940, Harry Rimmer summarized these traditions as follows:

In the ancient Chinese writings there is a legend of a long day. The Incas of Peru and the Aztecs of Mexico have a like record, and there is a Babylonian and a Persian legend of a day that was miraculously extended. Another section of China contributes an account of the day that was miraculously prolonged, in the reign of Emperor Yeo.

Herodotus recounts that the priests of Egypt showed him their temple records, and that there he read a strange account of a day that was twice the natural length. Rimmer concludes this section with a lengthy quotation from the Polynesian account of this event.

In 1950, Immanuel Velikovsky came out with his controversial book, Worlds in Collision, based on the premise that the account of the long day in Joshua is accurate, accounting for many other unsolved scientific mysteries. In support of his premise, he also refers to the ancient traditions of a long day:

In the Mexican Annals of Cuauhtitlan--the history of the empire of Culhuacan and Mexico, written in Nahua-Indian in the sixteenth century--it is related that during a cosmic catastrophe that occurred in the remote past, the night did not end for a long time. . . .

Sahagun, the Spanish savant who came to America a generation after Columbus and gathered the traditions of the aborigines, wrote that at the time of one cosmic catastrophe the sun rose only a little way over the horizon and remained there without moving; the moon also stood still.

In a footnote, Velikovsky states that the Mexican Annals of Cuauhtitlan, were also known as the Codex Chimalpopca, and that these manuscripts contained a series of annals of very ancient date, many of them going back to more than a thousand years before the Christian era.

Velikovsky's theory was that at some time in the middle of the second millennium B.C., either the earth was interrupted in its regular rotation by a comet, or the terrestrial axis was tilted in the presence of a strong magnetic field, so that for several hours the sun appeared to lose its diurnal movement.

Velikovsky's book brought about quite a bit of discussion on this topic. "The Day The Sun Stood Still," by Eric Larabee was published in Harper's in January of 1950. It was reprinted in the Minneapolis Sunday Tribune on February 5 of that year, with the comment that "The article on this page--`The Day the Sun Stood Still'--will quite probably become the most discussed magazine piece of 1950.

It was published in the current issue of Harper's Magazine, and the Tribune is the first newspaper to reprint it. The account is based on a book, Worlds in Collision, by Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky.

The article has created such interest in publishing circles that, the Tribune has learned, the editors of Collier's and of The Reader's Digest have other presentations of the same idea in preparation.

This Week magazine, which is a section of the Sunday Tribune and twenty- five other Sunday newspapers, is preparing a pictorial presentation of some of Velikovsky's unusual theories which lace together elements of religious beliefs and scientific events and try to explain that once--within the recorded history of man--the sun stood still."

Gordon A. Atwater, curator of the Hayden Planetarium, wrote at the time, "The theories presented by Dr. Velikovsky are unique and should be presented to the world of science in order that the underpinning of modern science can be re-examined . . . I believe the author has done an outstanding job."

Another indication of the trustworthiness of Joshua 10:13 can be found in astronomical data. It appears that one full day is missing in our astronomical calculations. On different occasions, Sir Edwin Ball, the great British astronomer, and Professors Pickering of the Harvard Observatory, Maunders of Greenwich, and Totten of Yale have traced this back to the time of Joshua.

If we disregard calendar changes and deal only with a chronology based upon solar motion, and go back to the earliest available records, and trace the calendar through to the time of Joshua, the day of Joshua's battle was on a Tuesday, whereas if we compute backwards to the time of Joshua from the present day, the day of the battle would have been on a Wednesday. The day of the month is the same, but it is a different day of the week.

In other words, if we reckon from the first recorded solstice in the ancient Egyptian records, the day is Tuesday, but if we reckon back from the most recent solstice, the day is Wednesday.

These facts are extensively corroborated with astronomical data by Charles A. L. Totten in Joshua's Long Day, and the Dial of Ahaz (New Haven: Our Race Publishing Co., 1890). Note that this differs from the "NASA story" of a missing day which apparently never occurred...s8int.com
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interesting guy velikovsky - way ahead of his time
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interesting guy velikovsky - way ahead of his time
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Interesting as always, OP.

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Interesting as always, OP.

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thanks L&L
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At the Sea of the Passage the Israelite tribes saw the water drawn aside and heaped up in a double tide; and, after they crossed, the waters of the Mediterranean fell and broke into the Red Sea ina great wave. “It was an unusual event,” writes Dr. Velikovsky, “and because it was unusual it became the most impressive recollection in the long history of this people. All peoples and nations were blasted by the same fire and shattered in the same fury. The tribes of Israel on the shore of a sea found in this annihilation their salvation from bondage. They escaped destruction but their oppressors perished before their eyes. They extolled their Creator, took upon themselves the burden of moral rules, and considered themselves chosen for a great destiny.”

Here is what Dr. Velikovsky’s description of the pageant that took place in the sky:
When the tidal waves reached their highest point, and the seas were torn apart,
a tremendous spark flew between the earth and the globe of the comet, which
instantly pushed down the miles-high billows. Meanwhile, the tail of the comet and
its head, having become entangled with each other by their close contact with the
earth, exchanged violent discharges of electricity. It looked like a battle between
the brilliant globe and the dark column of smoke. In the exchange of electrical
potentials, the tail and the head were attracted one to the other and repelled one
from the other. From the serpent like tail extensions grew, and it lost the form of a
column. It now looked like a furious animal with legs and many heads. The discharges
tore the column to pieces, a process that was accompanied by the brilliant globe
buried in the sea, or wherever the meteorites fell. The gases of the tail subsequently
enveloped the earth.
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At the Sea of the Passage the Israelite tribes saw the water drawn aside and heaped up in a double tide; and, after they crossed, the waters of the Mediterranean fell and broke into the Red Sea ina great wave. “It was an unusual event,” writes Dr. Velikovsky, “and because it was unusual it became the most impressive recollection in the long history of this people. All peoples and nations were blasted by the same fire and shattered in the same fury. The tribes of Israel on the shore of a sea found in this annihilation their salvation from bondage. They escaped destruction but their oppressors perished before their eyes. They extolled their Creator, took upon themselves the burden of moral rules, and considered themselves chosen for a great destiny.”

Here is what Dr. Velikovsky’s description of the pageant that took place in the sky:
When the tidal waves reached their highest point, and the seas were torn apart,
a tremendous spark flew between the earth and the globe of the comet, which
instantly pushed down the miles-high billows. Meanwhile, the tail of the comet and
its head, having become entangled with each other by their close contact with the
earth, exchanged violent discharges of electricity. It looked like a battle between
the brilliant globe and the dark column of smoke. In the exchange of electrical
potentials, the tail and the head were attracted one to the other and repelled one
from the other. From the serpent like tail extensions grew, and it lost the form of a
column. It now looked like a furious animal with legs and many heads. The discharges
tore the column to pieces, a process that was accompanied by the brilliant globe
buried in the sea, or wherever the meteorites fell. The gases of the tail subsequently
enveloped the earth.
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nice
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It did. A friend of my uncle told me so.
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At the Sea of the Passage the Israelite tribes saw the water drawn aside and heaped up in a double tide; and, after they crossed, the waters of the Mediterranean fell and broke into the Red Sea ina great wave. “It was an unusual event,” writes Dr. Velikovsky, “and because it was unusual it became the most impressive recollection in the long history of this people. All peoples and nations were blasted by the same fire and shattered in the same fury. The tribes of Israel on the shore of a sea found in this annihilation their salvation from bondage. They escaped destruction but their oppressors perished before their eyes. They extolled their Creator, took upon themselves the burden of moral rules, and considered themselves chosen for a great destiny.”

Here is what Dr. Velikovsky’s description of the pageant that took place in the sky:
When the tidal waves reached their highest point, and the seas were torn apart,
a tremendous spark flew between the earth and the globe of the comet, which
instantly pushed down the miles-high billows. Meanwhile, the tail of the comet and
its head, having become entangled with each other by their close contact with the
earth, exchanged violent discharges of electricity. It looked like a battle between
the brilliant globe and the dark column of smoke. In the exchange of electrical
potentials, the tail and the head were attracted one to the other and repelled one
from the other. From the serpent like tail extensions grew, and it lost the form of a
column. It now looked like a furious animal with legs and many heads. The discharges
tore the column to pieces, a process that was accompanied by the brilliant globe
buried in the sea, or wherever the meteorites fell. The gases of the tail subsequently
enveloped the earth.
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imagine if we saw that today?
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I've got to pull out my old Immanuel Velikovsky books from decades ago and re-read.
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I've got to pull out my old Immanuel Velikovsky books from decades ago and re-read.
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The comet, at the first of the two meetings reconstructed in Worlds in Collision, touched the earth with its gaseous tail, and one of the first signs of the encounter was a rain of fine, rusty pigment. The world turned red. “All the waters that were in the river,” reads the Book of Exodus, “were turned to blood.” The Manuscript Quiche’ of the Mayas tells of the rivers turning to blood, and so does the Papyrus Ipuwer of the Egyptians. Then, as the story continues in the Visuddhi-Magga of the Buddhists, the fine dust turned to coarse dust, “and then fine sand, and then coarse sand, and then grit, stones, up to boulders as large... as mighty trees on the hilltops.”

And with the shower of meteorites the earth stopped turning.

It came to rest so faced to the sun that a long night, darkened by the cosmic refuse sweeping in from interplanetary space, fell on Europe, Africa, the Americas, and the valleys of the Euphrates and the Indus. The Babylonians, the tribes of the Sudan, the Finns, the Greeks, the Peruvians, and the American Indians all have traditions of a long night accompanying a catastrophe which the earth did not survive. Further east, the Iranians saw the sun suspended several days in the sky. In china, it is said that in the reign of the Emperor Yahou the sun did not set for a number of days and all the forests burned.
We suppose that if the earth stopped turning it would destroy itself, as HG Wells imagined it would when his “man who could work miracles” commanded the same act. Our idea of momentum - and the Law of Gravitation, about which Dr. Velikovsky has much to say - leads us to assume that the earth’s surface would fly onward in the direction of its rotation and be torn apart. A great global catastrophe, with seas and continents changing their places,is in fact described in the traditions of mankind. The world gave every sign to its inhabitants of being on the brink of destruction.

Approached by the body of the comet, the earth was forced out of its regular motion; a major shock convulsed its entire surface. The major shift in the atmosphere caused by the approach of the comet and the stasis of the planet, itself produced hurricanes of enormous velocity and force. “The face of the earth changed,” writes Dr. Velikovsky, summarizing the Mayan account from the Manuscript Troano, “mountains collapsed, other mountains grew and rose over the onrushing cataract of water driven from the oceanic spaces, numberless rivers lost their beds, and a wild tornado moved through the debris descending from the sky.”

The human population was decimated and many species of animals perished entirely. The surface of the earth burst. Three Mexican manuscripts tell how everywhere in the Western hemisphere new mountains came into being. New volcanos opened and fissures in the flat land threw forth fire and smoke and liquid basalt. The rivers steamed and the sea boiled. The Zendi-Avesta of the Persians says that a star made the sea boil. The Polynesians say that a star caused new islands to appear.

It was the tenth plague of Egypt, the night of Passover, when the Lord passed over the huts of the Israelites and struck the mansions of the Egyptians (the light rush houses would survive and earthquake more easily than heavy stone ones). “There was not a house where there was not one dead,” says the Book of Exodus, and St. Jerome wrote that “in the night in which Exodus took place, all the temples of Egypt were destroyed either by an earth shock or by the thunderbolt.” The head of the comet cam close to the earth, breaking through the darkness of the dust cloud, and the Hebrew tradition tells that the last night of the jewish people in Egypt was as bright as the noon of the summer solstice.

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Multiple accounts of a similar occurrence from around the globe... the sun wasn't the one slowing to a crawl or standing still, it was the earth.
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Multiple accounts of a similar occurrence from around the globe... the sun wasn't the one slowing to a crawl or standing still, it was the earth.
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exactly
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Multiple accounts of a similar occurrence from around the globe... the sun wasn't the one slowing to a crawl or standing still, it was the earth.
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exactly
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or it wasnt the sun at all but some huge-ass comet
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Multiple accounts of a similar occurrence from around the globe... the sun wasn't the one slowing to a crawl or standing still, it was the earth.
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exactly
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or it wasnt the sun at all but some huge-ass comet
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Just wondering how that would make it night to long on the night side of the earth? surly it would it can't shine like the sun and block light from the sun at the same time, wouldn't work.
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Multiple accounts of a similar occurrence from around the globe... the sun wasn't the one slowing to a crawl or standing still, it was the earth.
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exactly
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or it wasnt the sun at all but some huge-ass comet
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Just wondering how that would make it night to long on the night side of the earth? surly it would it can't shine like the sun and block light from the sun at the same time, wouldn't work.
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true. i guess i didn't think of that.

all of the accounts speak of the sun AND the moon standing still.

we know this to mean the earth was still.

it amazes me that we didn't go flying off the globe into outer space.
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Multiple accounts of a similar occurrence from around the globe... the sun wasn't the one slowing to a crawl or standing still, it was the earth.
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exactly
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or it wasnt the sun at all but some huge-ass comet
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Just wondering how that would make it night to long on the night side of the earth? surly it would it can't shine like the sun and block light from the sun at the same time, wouldn't work.
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Or perhaps - speculating here - it wasn't a planetary body whose radiance could be shadowed but an energy field in which the earth was immersed without shadowing. Ancient civilizations would only have the sun as an explanation, so they said, "Why, the sun must have stood still."
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exactly
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or it wasnt the sun at all but some huge-ass comet
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Just wondering how that would make it night to long on the night side of the earth? surly it would it can't shine like the sun and block light from the sun at the same time, wouldn't work.
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Or perhaps - speculating here - it wasn't a planetary body whose radiance could be shadowed but an energy field in which the earth was immersed without shadowing. Ancient civilizations would only have the sun as an explanation, so they said, "Why, the sun must have stood still."
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interesting. but this is a bit over my head. can you explain more about the energy field and shadowing
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or it wasnt the sun at all but some huge-ass comet
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Just wondering how that would make it night to long on the night side of the earth? surly it would it can't shine like the sun and block light from the sun at the same time, wouldn't work.
 Quoting: alexisj9


Or perhaps - speculating here - it wasn't a planetary body whose radiance could be shadowed but an energy field in which the earth was immersed without shadowing. Ancient civilizations would only have the sun as an explanation, so they said, "Why, the sun must have stood still."
 Quoting: Life and Love


interesting. but this is a bit over my head. can you explain more about the energy field and shadowing
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Light is energy at a very short wavelength (high frequency) and can be blocked by a solid object. (Never perfectly, as some light will diffract around the edges.) And so we have day (illuminated by the sun) and night (shadowed from the sun).

Other energy types may not have this property or at least not be as susceptible to it. (For example, I have hit my head so hard that I "saw" bright "stars," which had nothing to do with light radiation.)


If that were so, then an immense amount of this energy might be perceived by humans as extremely bright. Since the only frame of reference that ancients had for a "bright light" was the sun, it would be natural to attribute this perceived brightness to a "sun," and if that sensation was to occur over several days, then it would be because "the sun stood still."

Again, I'm just speculating out loud.
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Why the Sun Stood Still
A Preview by Fulton Oursler of Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky�s Sensational New Book, 1950:
�WORLDS IN COLLISION, Published in 1950�

Velikovsky Believed that "Joshua's Long Day" actually occurred due to the evidence provided by the number of similar stories documenting the occurrence from around the world and from many cultures. He simply believes that there was a natural explanation for what the Bible claims was miraculous...(Having A Form of Godliness, But Denying It's Power, 2 Tim 3)...

We don't believe that there is a natural explanation for these events but recognize that they would have been witnessed in some form worldwide....s8int.com

Of �Worlds In Collision�* Clifton Fadiman has said: �It may well turn out to be as epochal as The Origin of the Species of Darwin or the Principia of Newton.� In the light of its new deductions and speculations.

Dr. Gordon A. Atwater, chairman and curator of the Hayden planetarium of the American Museum of Natural History, suggests that �the underpinning of modern science can now be re-examined�; and John J. O�Neill, science editor of the New York Herald Tribune, declares: �This magnificent piece of scholarly research raises world history to a level of superlative interest.�

The author of this exciting new volume, Russian-born Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky, studied natural sciences at Edinburgh University, history, law and medicine (M.D.) in Moscow, biology in Berlin, the working brain in Zurich, psychoanalysis in Vienna. He came to this country in 1939.

Worlds In Collision has been written after ten years of extensive research in which the author consulted with scholars and specialists all over the world. About 25 years ago, a small-town schoolmaster in Tennessee told his boys about Darwin�s theory of evolution. For this violation of a state law which forbade instruction contrary to the Bible, the teacher was arrested, and the world sat back to watch one of history�s most extraordinary trials.

Called to the witness box as defender of the faith was a three-times candidate for the Presidency, William Jennings Bryan. The defender of John T Scopes, the schoolteacher, was Clarence Darrow, eminent agnostic. Furiously Darrow attacked the wonder tales of the Bible, cross-examined Bryan as a believer in myths and fairy tales.

�Mr. Bryan, do you believe that Joshua made the sun stand still?�

�Mr. Darrow, I do!��Wouldn�t have been the earth itself that stood still? An if that is what you believe, don�t you believe that if the earth ever stopped turning it would be converted into a molten mass of matter?� The indignant Darrow seemed to be speaking with exact knowledge. But science is never so dogmatic.

A quarter of a century after the Scopes trial, a scientist is publishing a book declaring that within historical times the earth did pause in its daily rotation, and that for more than a day the sun remained visible over Joshua and his troops.

While this is only incidental to the author�s purpose, the book tends to confirm the Bible in other miraculous accounts; familiar tales of wonder emerge not as myths but as accurate reporting of actual events.

The savant who raises these possibilities, Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky, calls his book Worlds In Collision. As Darwin did, he sets up certain original hypotheses, and buttresses them with impressive scholarship. Like a detective among the sciences, (archaeology, paleontology, geology, astronomy, psychology, anthropology, physics) he has put together by deductive reasoning a chain of circumstantial evidence that may deeply affect the world of thinking men.

The links of his reasoning are forged out of the history and literature of ancient and modern tribes and nations from all over the earth. Text and footnotes sparkle with confirming data from the Bible and the Talmud, from Egyptian papyri, Babylonian astronomical tablets, Mayan and Aztec calendars, from the folklore of Arabia, India, North America, Tibet, China, Peru.

The tale of the sun standing still illustrates one of his principal methods for getting at the facts. Clearly if the sun �hasted not to go down about a whole day� the phenomenon could not have been merely a local spectacle.

The whole area of the earth had to be affected: if the sun hung in the morning sky over Gibeon, then elsewhere in the world twilight or darkness was prolonged for the same period.

Dr. Velikovsky produces records from all over the earth which agree as to the time and as to the altered portions of daylight and dark in each area.

Similarly concerted testimony repeats itself again and again in other wonder stories. For every such incident which he analyzes, Dr. Velikovsky quotes dozens, scores, even hundreds of confirmations.

For the Bible�s most incredible story - the standing still of the moon and sun while Joshua routed the foe - there is worldwide evidence. says Dr. Velikovsky at the start of a long series of citations:

�Allowing for the difference in longitude, it must have been early morning or night in the Western Hemisphere. We go to the books with the historical traditions of the aborigines of Central America. In the Mexican Annuls of Cuauhtitlan -- the history of the empire of Clohuacan and Mexico, written in Nahua-Indian (Nahuatl) -- it is related that during a cosmic catastrophe that occurred in the remote past the night did not end for a long time.

We could follow a path around the earth and inquire into the various traditions concerning a prolonged night and prolonged day, with sun and moon absent or tarrying at different points along the zodiac.�

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Multiple accounts of a similar occurrence from around the globe... the sun wasn't the one slowing to a crawl or standing still, it was the earth.
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exactly
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if the earth's revolution stopped, we would plunge straight for the sun. Simple physics.
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Multiple accounts of a similar occurrence from around the globe... the sun wasn't the one slowing to a crawl or standing still, it was the earth.
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exactly
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if the earth's revolution stopped, we would plunge straight for the sun. Simple physics.
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not if some freaky electro-magnetic thing was going on from the coment?
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Multiple accounts of a similar occurrence from around the globe... the sun wasn't the one slowing to a crawl or standing still, it was the earth.
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exactly
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if the earth's revolution stopped, we would plunge straight for the sun. Simple physics.
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not if some freaky electro-magnetic thing was going on from the coment?
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I don't think that AC actually understands "simple physics." After all, the moon does not revolve on its axis like the earth does, and the moon doesn't plunge into the earth (at least not that I've noticed.)
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exactly
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if the earth's revolution stopped, we would plunge straight for the sun. Simple physics.
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not if some freaky electro-magnetic thing was going on from the coment?
 Quoting: Salt


I don't think that AC actually understands "simple physics." After all, the moon does not revolve on its axis like the earth does, and the moon doesn't plunge into the earth (at least not that I've noticed.)
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hmmm.... because all of the accounts say that it was one full day (or near it) and nobody moved off the surface.
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if the earth's revolution stopped, we would plunge straight for the sun. Simple physics.
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not if some freaky electro-magnetic thing was going on from the coment?
 Quoting: Salt


I don't think that AC actually understands "simple physics." After all, the moon does not revolve on its axis like the earth does, and the moon doesn't plunge into the earth (at least not that I've noticed.)
 Quoting: Life and Love


hmmm.... because all of the accounts say that it was one full day (or near it) and nobody moved off the surface.
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Well, the "simple physics" that do apply have nothing to do with the earth plunging into the sun but with the impossibility of the earth suddenly stopped spinning on its axis. That's why I am attracted to the "energy appearing as bright as the sun" hypothesis.
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not if some freaky electro-magnetic thing was going on from the coment?
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I don't think that AC actually understands "simple physics." After all, the moon does not revolve on its axis like the earth does, and the moon doesn't plunge into the earth (at least not that I've noticed.)
 Quoting: Life and Love


hmmm.... because all of the accounts say that it was one full day (or near it) and nobody moved off the surface.
 Quoting: Salt


Well, the "simple physics" that do apply have nothing to do with the earth plunging into the sun but with the impossibility of the earth suddenly stopped spinning on its axis. That's why I am attracted to the "energy appearing as bright as the sun" hypothesis.
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i hear what you are saying, and i know you have a doctorate in your field. but, the accounts say that they saw the moon standing still as well.

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