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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 […]

What is the Book of Jasher?

There are at least three “book of Jasher” (Hebrew: book of the upright) the Book of the Upright – a lost book of Hebrew poetry cited twice in the Old Testament Sefer haYashar – a Hebrew-language forgery published in Venice in 1625 by Yosef ben Samuel Book of Jashar – an English language forgery published […]

Before God created light was he in darkness?

The strange idea that God was once “in darkness” could be arrived at from an interpretation of Genesis 1 that paraphrases it as literally meaning: “about 6000 years ago there was nothing in the universe so it was dark and empty, but one day God said, “Let there be light”. I see problems with this […]

How did plants survive before the sun was created?

Detailed question: My question is regarding the creation story. How come plants were created before the sun? Were those nocturnal plants? As we know, plants need the sun to live. I’ve posted this question in other sites and I got answers like: Plants can survive 24 hours; There was already light on the first day; […]

Revelation 21:23 says that there will be no sun or moon shining on the earth. Will the earth be transported to heaven so God can be its light?

When Revelation 21:23 says that the glory of God will illuminate the New Jerusalem it is probably speaking figuratively, in the same way that God is said to be “its temple” in the previous verse. These verses are talking about a change in the order of things. Whereas previously worship was organised around temples, and […]

What are the signs of the return of Jesus Christ?

Jesus referred to many signs of his return in the Olivet prophecy, recorded in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21. The unmistakable signs are given in Matthew 24:29-30, “The sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens […]