Joshua 10:12-14 (New International Version)
12 On the day the LORD gave the Amorites over to Israel, Joshua said to the LORD in the presence of Israel:
"O sun, stand still over Gibeon,
O moon, over the Valley of Aijalon."
13 So the sun stood still,
and the moon stopped,
till the nation avenged itself on [a] its enemies,
as it is written in the Book of Jashar.
The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day. 14 There has never been a day like it before or since, a day when the LORD listened to a man. Surely the LORD was fighting for Israel!
The sun and moon stood still for a whole day. "There was no day like that before it or after it."
This is recorded in the inspired word of God as an actual historical event.
Surely, if such an event as this (apparently "motionless" sun hanging in the sky; the moon not moving) it was true for the entire planet Earth.
Yet, nobody else writing at this time or immediately thereafter ever wrote a single word mentioning such an astonishing event!
Nations in the same hemisphere as the land of Canaan would not be so indifferent to extraordinary phenomenological happenings as this!
A night of extraordinary length? Who would shrug this off? Somebody somewhere would surely have commented. Legends, myths, speculations should have sprung up in all nations and lands. But--nothing but silence! How passing strange this is upon reflection.
Let's compare such an event to the SUPERNOVA in 386 A.D. NASA NEWS of January 11, 2001 carries an artilce concerning China and its records of this astronomical event (and others like it.)
New evidence from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory suggests that a known pulsar is the present-day counterpart to a supernova that exploded in 386 AD, a stellar explosion witnessed by ancient Chinese astronomers. If confirmed, this will be only the second known pulsar to be clearly associated with an historic event.
In roughly the past 2,000 years, less than 10 reports of probable supernovae have been archived, mostly by Asian astronomers. Until now, the Crab Nebula has been the only pulsar whose birth is associated with an [sic] historic event, the supernova of 1054 AD, making it the only neutron star with a firm age.
In "The 1987 A Supernova," Margarita Dimova and Emanuil Kolarov noted that a supernova of AD 1054 in the constellation Taurus formed the Crab Nebula and was reported by both Chinese and Korean astronomers. Rock paintings in Arizona and New Mexico indicate that this same supernova was also observed by American Indians. These reports show that when extraordinary events are visible worldwide, records of them are made. American Indians, for example, had no written languages, but they still left records of their observations through rock paintings.
Now, some bright person might pipe up and say, "Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence."
How much absence of evidence does it take for you to at least become a bit suspicious that the account of Joshua's LONG DAY may be a fable?