Constructions of Space IV: Further Developments in Examining Ancient Israel's Social Space

The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies

56d2bbed8583b.jpg Author Mark K. George
Isbn 9780567342836
File size 1.6 MB
Year 2013
Pages 192
Language English
File format PDF
Category Religion

Book Description:

This volume of essays offers exegesis which ranges over a number of biblical and related texts and critical theories of space, showing how spatiality produces fresh understanding of biblical material which has been much commented upon from a temporal angle. As such it adds valuable case studies to the emerging field of spatial readings of the Bible.

Critical studies and analyses of space are becoming increasingly common in scholarship, although it is not always clear how such studies proceed, what theoretical works inform them, or what are their potential benefits for biblical studies. This volume helps address those questions, by including the work of biblical scholars working in a range of historical periods and locations, from Deuteronomy's idealized spaces to the Qumran community on the shores of the Dead Sea.
Each of the scholars in this volume is actively involved in the critical study of space, having presented work on this topic in regional, national, or international meetings of the Society of Biblical Literature. The essays included in this volume combine theoretical and interpretive concerns in the analysis of texts from the Hebrew Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Scholars in Biblical Studies, Archaeology, Religious Studies, and Anthropology will find this to be a valuable resource for gaining new understandings of the critical study of space in antiquity.

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