Joshua at the Battle of Gibeon

5th century, with medieval and modern restorations
Mosaic
Nave, Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome

So the battle can go on to its successful conclusion, Joshua orders the sun to stand still. See Joshua 10:12-14.

This is part of the extensive series of Old Testament scenes along the two walls of the nave. To view the others, follow this link.

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Photographed at the basilica by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.