Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
The Senses of Scripture: Sensory Perception in the Hebrew Bible - The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies (Paperback)
  • The Senses of Scripture: Sensory Perception in the Hebrew Bible - The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies (Paperback)
zoom

The Senses of Scripture: Sensory Perception in the Hebrew Bible - The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies (Paperback)

(author)
£31.99
Paperback 328 Pages / Published: 10/04/2014
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
The Senses of Scripture reveals the essence of biblical epistemology - the ways in which ancient Israelites thought about and used their sensorium. The theoretical introduction demonstrates that scholars need to liberate themselves from the Western bias that holds a pentasensory paradigm and prioritises the sense of sight. The discussion of the biblical material demonstrates that biblical scholars should follow a similar path. Through examination of associative and contextual patters the author reaches a septasensory model, including sight, hearing, speech, kinaesthesia, touch, taste, and smell. It is further demonstrated that the senses, according to the HB, are a divinely created physical experience, which symbolised human ability to act in a sovereign manner in the world. Despite the lack of a biblical Hebrew term 'sense', it seems that at times the merism sight and hearing serves that matter. Finally, the book discusses the longstanding dispute regarding the primacy of sight vs. hearing, and claims that although there is no strict sensory hierarchy evident in the text, sight holds a central space in biblical epistemology.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780567460912
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 467 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 18 mm

You may also be interested in...

Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes
Added to basket
NIV Bible Handbook
Added to basket
Meeting God in Mark
Added to basket
Walking Backwards to Christmas
Added to basket
The Book of Enoch
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback
Meeting God in Paul
Added to basket
Lost Scriptures
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Gnostic Gospels
Added to basket
A Commentary on Judges and Ruth
Added to basket
The Gospel of Thomas
Added to basket
NJB Pocket Edition Cased Bible
Added to basket
Run with the Horses
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.