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Did the sun really stand still? (Joshua 10:13)

The short answer here is ‘No, it did not literally happen’. This is a poetic description of an event found in the lost Book of Jasher. Please see another answer on BibleQ for information on that book: What is the Book of Jasher? For a fuller answer here is an excerpt from a book by […]

Is the Commander of the Lord’s Army in Joshua 5:13-15 Jesus?

The Commander of the Lord‘s Army 13 When Joshua was by Jericho, he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing before him with his drawn sword in his hand. And Joshua went to him and said to him, “Are you for us, or for our adversaries?” 14 And he said, “No; but I am the commander […]

Was Joshua married?

There is no reference to Joshua having a wife or to his having children. Nevertheless he may have been married and it simply was not recorded.

Why is there so little evidence for both the Exodus and the events described in the Book of Joshua?

Absence of direct evidence for the Exodus is not surprising. Egyptian records are not well preserved, and there are serious gaps in the records due to physical loss or destruction, including an almost complete lack of records during the Exodus era. Egyptians did not differentiate between Semitic groups living in Egypt (and there were many), […]