Or, the better question is: did the earth really stop rotating?
New International Version (NIV)
12: On the day the Lord gave the Amorites over to Israel, Joshua said to the Lord in the presence of Israel:
“Sun, stand still over Gibeon, and you, 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 human being. Surely the Lord was fighting for Israel!
Obviously, if the earth really did stop spinning for extended period of time, it would have severe implications.
For one, rotation velocity is 1,674.4 km/h at the equator. This means that if the Earth suddenly stopped spinning everything would be launched in a ballistic trajectory sideways. All of the masses would be scoured clean of anything. This means rocks, trees, buildings, warriors fighting right then and there, and etc, would be swept away into the atmosphere.
And/or, Earth would be torn apart by the gigantic deceleration forces. Seismic waves will flow through the earth causing massive earthquakes. The atmosphere would possibly boil over. Also lets not forget the 2.58x10^29 Joules of rotational energy. all that energy has to go somewhere.
Why do I feel like I am writing xkcd what-if article? Anyway...
Unless by some miracle God was able to stop the Earth from spinning without the consequences, this act would be impossible.
So did he really stop the Earth from spinning? Or was it only an illusion?