How would you rationalize this remarkable event, during which the sun went backwards for 40 minutes, in a heliocentric system? It's anyone's guess, but there are several steps required.
How do you rationalize an event where it looked like the sun and moon stopped moving? You could say that the Earth stopped rotating, but the sun and moon maintained their relative position with each other.
The Sun and Moon Stood Still
Habakkuk refers to this event in which, in Velikovsky's rationalization, the hail stones are left over from an earlier time during the plagues of the Exodus when Venus was a comet and Earth passed through its tail.
Target Selective Hail Stones
Stones fell out of heaven which killed only the Canaanites, but none of the Israelites. This is rather tricky to account for, at least, if you believe the Bible within the popular science paradigm (SciPop).
Venus may have been the source of the fire and brimstone which destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. It may also have been the source of the hail mingled with fire in the Exodus. Any time fire fell from heaven, that's what Venus is for.
The Truth isn’t in Chaos
There's no chaos through the ages. We have about 6,000 years of human history. Not just human history though, all history. Geological history has taken place within the same 6,000 years.
Ferruginous Dust from Venus
Immanuel Velikovsky went to great lengths to relate the plagues of the Exodus to events of world-wide significance which are recorded in the history of many cultures, not just the Hebrews.
The Danger of Peer Review
Dark matter doesn't exist. However it's necessary, in the popular science paradigm (SciPop), because the firmament is the source of gravitational interaction which keeps the universe in its current stable state.
Ages in Chaos
Immanuel Velikovsky wrote "Ages in Chaos" but the ages aren't in chaos, Earth is about 6,000 years old. Popular science (SciPop) however, can only be chaos. By default.
Immanuel Velikovsky (1895-1979)
People will instinctively mock at the mention of Immanuel Velikovsky but, sadly, he was the last halfway decent scholar of our time. He made an objective evaluation of evidence and asked a lot of hard questions.