Time and Process in Ancient Judaism

By Sacha Stern

This comprehensive study of time, time-reckoning, and chronology in ancient Jewish sources demonstrates that the concept of time as an entity or a continuum was entirely absent from ancient Judaism. Reality and change were conceived in terms of concrete processes. This stands in contrast with the world-view of Graeco-Roman culture and its pervasive concept of chronos, but finds parallels in the cultures of the ancient Near East. Sacha Stern discusses these findings from a variety of historical and anthropological perspectives. (PRINT ON DEMAND)

152 pages

Publication Date: 11/29/2007
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781904113683