Love of the Land

Love of the Land - Timnat Serach

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Selections from classical Torah sources
which express the special relationship between
the People of Israel and Eretz Yisrael


This site in which Yehoshua was buried is referred to in one place as Timnat Serach and in another as Timnat Cheres.

One explanation is that its real name was Timnat Serach but it was also called Timnat Cheres ("Picture of the Sun") because his tombstone was adorned with a drawing of the sun which he ordered to stop in its course so that there would be a long enough day to complete his rout of the five Emorite kings who had made war against him (Yehoshua 10:12-13). This was done to arouse the emotions of passersby who would comment on the tragedy of death coming to one who had accomplished so great a feat.

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