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Bibil Identifier bibil:212269
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Shadow on the Steps
Title (English, ) Time Measurement in Ancient Israel
Author Miano, David
Series Society of Biblical Literature. Resources for Biblical Study (Volume: 64)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature SBC 2/64
Place 221.08
Publishing house Society of Biblical Literature
Place Atlanta
ISBN 978-1-58983-478-1
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xx Pages
267 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract 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. 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.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Time
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Chronology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Calendar
Pericopes Genesis 5
Genesis 11
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