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Bible Commentaries

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts

Joshua 10

Verses 1-43

Joshua 10:0

Dr. W. G. Blaikie remarks that some commentators look on these words as akin to the prayer of Agamemnon (Iliad II, 412 sq.) that the sun must not go down till he had sacked Troy. He goes on: 'But whatever allowance we may make for poetical licence of speech, it is hardly possible not to perceive that the words as they stand imply a miracle of extraordinary sublimity; nor do we see any sufficient ground for resisting the common belief that in whatsoever way it was effected, there was a supernatural extension of the period of light to allow Joshua to finish his work.

References. X. 6. R. E. Hutton, The Crown of Christ, vol. i. p. 39. X. 12. A. Maclaren, Expositions of Holy Scripture Deuteronomy, Joshua, etc., p. 153. W. Walsham How, Plain Preaching for a Year, vol. i. p. 339. X. 12, 13. E. C. S. Gibson, Messages from the Old Testament, p. 55. X. 12-14. W. Ewen, Christian World Pulpit, vol. xli. 1892, p. 294. X. 22-26. R. E. Hutton, The Crown of Christ, vol. i. p. 239. XI. 18. C. Jerdan, Pastures of Tender Grass, p. 17. XI. 23. W. Alexander, The Conquest of the Earth, Sermons, 1872-73.

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Nicoll, William Robertson, M.A., L.L.D. "Commentary on Joshua 10". Expositor's Dictionary of Text. 1910.