Joshua commanding the Sun to stand still (Joshua 10:10-15)

``Yahweh drove them [the forces of the five Amorite kings] headlong before Israel, defeating them completely at Gibeon; furthermore, He pursued them toward the descent of Beth-horon and harassed them as far as Azekah, and as far as Makkedah. And as they fled from Israel down the descent of Beth-horon, Yahweh hurled huge hailstones from heaven on them all the way to Azekah, which killed them. More of them died under the hailstones than at the edge of Israel's sword.

Then Joshua spoke to Yahweh, the same day that Yahweh delivered the Amorites to the Israelites. Joshua declaimed:

``Sun stand still over Gibeon,
and, moon, you also, over the Vale of Aijalon.
And the sun stood still, and the moon halted,
till the people had vengeance on their enemies.''
Is this not written in the Book of the Just? The sun stood still in the middle of the sky and delayed its setting for almost a whole day. There was never a day like that before or since, when Yahweh obeyed the voice of a man, for Yahweh was fighting for Israel. Then Joshua, and all of Israel with him, returned to the camp at Gigal.''

Translation from the Jerusalem Bible, scholars edition.

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