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Claim CE010:

NASA scientists, using computers to track planetary motions, discovered that a day of time was missing, corresponding to biblical accounts of the sun's standing still for Joshua for almost a day, plus the sun moving backwards forty minutes for Hezekiah.


Hawaii Christians Online, n.d. Missing day.


  1. The origin of this urban legend goes back to 1890. It is entirely baseless. Indeed, it could not be true. There is no frame of reference to measure against to determine whether a day was missing thousands of years ago.


Mikkelson, B. and David P. Mikkelson, 2000. The lost day.

Further Reading:

Brunvand, Jan Harold, 2000. The Truth Never Stands in the Way of a Good Story. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, pp. 137-148.
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