Title: Joshua Commands the Sun to Stand Still
Artist: Gustave Doré
Copyright: Public Domain
During a battle between the combined armies of the five Amorite kings and the army of Israel, early in the campaign.1 With the help of God, the Israelites were winning the battle and needed more time on this day to complete the victory. God stopped the sun and the moon in their obit to extend the day so that they could destroy the Amorites.