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Shadow on the Steps: Time Measurement in Ancient Israel David Miano

Shadow on the Steps: Time Measurement in Ancient Israel

David Miano

Published January 1st 2010
ISBN : 9781589834798
Hardcover
267 pages
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How did the ancient Israelites view and measure time? The Hebrew Bible, the chief source of information for Israelite time-reckoning during the monarchic period (ca. 1000 586 B.C.E.), contains chronological data from many different sources. ThisMoreHow did the ancient Israelites view and measure time? The Hebrew Bible, the chief source of information for Israelite time-reckoning during the monarchic period (ca. 1000 586 B.C.E.), contains chronological data from many different sources. This material has previously been treated as if it were derived from a single source and reflected but one system of time measurement. Shadow on the Steps considers the various sources and assesses each on its own terms. The path-breaking approach in this volume brings together material on biblical calendars and on the chronology of the kings and systematically uses one (calendars) to inform the other (chronology), laying the foundation both for a closer inspection of biblical approaches to history and for a foray into ancient chronography in general.