I’m going to briefly comment on this post:
The analysis is somewhat confused. Denying the geocentric interpretation of Joshua’s long day is hardly equivalent to denying the historicity of the canonical book–or the specific event in question.
One result of this is that Dr van Bekkum --primarily on archaeological grounds-- places the conquest at the late date of about 1220 BC (and the Exodus at about 1260 BC). This contradicts I Kings 6:1 (480 years between Exodus and the fourth year of Solomon's reign [about 967 BC]).
“480 years” is a Biblical figure. “967 BC” is not.
The Bible doesn’t give a date for the Exodus or the Conquest. Early dates for the Exodus and the Conquest are embedded in an ANE chronology that makes use of various secular dating methods and sources. The calendar that Byl is using to date biblical events is a synthetic construct which pieces together some biblical notices with extrabiblical sources, techniques, and inferences.