[b-hebrew] Sun and moon in Joshua 10 (was "Silver Scrolls")

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Mon Jan 26 15:41:24 EST 2009


Kevin, the whole purpose of the story is to show that God, who was fighting 
for the Israelites, has the power to alter the course of nature and is 
willing to do so for His people. This proves, without doubt, that the victoy 
was God's, not Israel's. It was God who gave the Land to Israel, not 
Joshua's abilities as a general. Now you don't have to believe that it 
actually happened, but that is the message of the text. Saying that it just 
means that it was a cloudy day has no meaning and does not fit the context.

Yigal Levin
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kevin P. Edgecomb" <kevin at bombaxo.com>
To: <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Monday, January 26, 2009 10:24 PM
Subject: [b-hebrew] Sun and moon in Joshua 10 (was "Silver Scrolls")


>
> Hi all,
>
> It's likely, or at the very least possible, that the expression Hebrew
> for "sun/moon stopped" in Joshua 10 is simply an idiom, describing a
> sky-covering storm.  A similar idiom is found in Sumerian, as I
> describe briefly here:
>
> http://www.bombaxo.com/blog/?p=6
>
> My regards,
> Kevin P. Edgecomb
> Berkeley, California
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