Placing ancient texts: the ritual and rhetorical use of space

In this volume, scholars of Judaism, Christianity, and late antique religion demonstrate how special attention to the ritual and rhetorical functions of space can improve modern interpretations of ancient literary, liturgical, and ritual texts. Each chapter is concerned with reconstructing the dynam...

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Published in:Texts and studies in ancient Judaism
Contributors: Ahuvia, Mika 1983- (Editor); Kocar, Alexander 1984- (Editor)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Tübingen Mohr Siebeck [2018]
In:Texts and studies in ancient Judaism
Reviews:[Rezension von: Placing ancient texts] (2020) (Low, U-Wen)
Series/Journal:Texts and studies in ancient Judaism 174
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Spatial perception / Bodiliness / Ritual / Religious experience / Early Judaism / Church
B Classical antiquity / Sanctuary / Space / Sacralization
B Spatial perception / Bodiliness / Ritual / Religious experience / Early Judaism / Church / Historical background
Further subjects:B Collection of essays
B Conference program 2014 Princeton
B Conference program
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Summary:In this volume, scholars of Judaism, Christianity, and late antique religion demonstrate how special attention to the ritual and rhetorical functions of space can improve modern interpretations of ancient literary, liturgical, and ritual texts. Each chapter is concerned with reconstructing the dynamic interaction between space and text. Demonstrating the pliability of the idea of space, the contributions span from Second Temple debates over Eden to Byzantine Christian hymnography. In so doing, they offer a number of answers to the seemingly simple question: What difference does space make for how modern scholars interpret ancient texts?
ISBN:316156376X