11As they fled before Israel, while they were descending [the pass] to Beth-horon, the Lord cast great stones from the heavens on them as far as Azekah, killing them. More died because of the hailstones than the Israelites slew with the sword.
12Then Joshua spoke to the Lord on the day when the Lord gave the Amorites over to the Israelites, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, be silent and stand still at Gibeon, and you, moon, in the Valley of Ajalon!
A false story.....
|by||Bert Thompson, Ph.D.|
It is more likely that the Supernatural Hailstorm in the text was the miracle God used to cause Joshua's Victory and not 'stopping the earth's rotation', and yes God could completely reverse physics if he choose to do so but more likely he did not endanger the solar system to beat an army on earth!
I'm not saying that it was a small miracle it wasn't but the scale required by the false assumption was FAR in excess of what was needed to defeat mere men.
Think about it for a moment physical Laws that God himself put into effect on the days of creation would have had to be usurped completely, this goes against God's promises when he made the world in the first place!
The reversal of the sun's course in Isaiah (Isaiah 38:7-8)