“The Construction of Time in Antiquity”
Protestant theologian Lutz Doering edits interdisciplinary volume
Time has always held a fascination for human beings, who have attempted to relate to it and to make sense of it, constructing and deconstructing it through its various prisms, since time cannot be experienced in an unmediated way. This book, edited by the scholar of Jewish Studies and Protestant theologian Prof. Dr. Lutz Doering from the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” and the Israeli bible scholar Prof. Dr. Jonathan Ben-Dov, University of Haifa, answers the needs of a growing community of scholars and readers who are interested in this interaction. It offers a series of innovative studies by both senior and younger experts on various aspects of the construction of time in antiquity.
Some articles in this book contain visual material published for the first time, while other studies update the field with new theories or apply new approaches to relevant sources. Within the study of antiquity, the book covers the disciplines of Classics and Ancient History, Assyriology, Egyptology, Ancient Judaism, and Early Christianity, with thematic contributions on rituals, festivals, astronomy, calendars, medicine, art, and narrative.