Constructions of Space IV: Further Developments in Examining by Mark K. George

By Mark K. George

Critical reviews and analyses of house have gotten more and more universal in scholarship, even though it isn't consistently transparent how such experiences continue, what theoretical works tell them, or what are their strength merits for religious study. This quantity is helping tackle these questions, by means of together with the paintings of biblical students operating in quite a number old sessions and destinations, from Deuteronomy's idealized areas to the Qumran group at the beaches of the lifeless Sea.
Each of the students during this quantity is actively concerned about the severe learn of area, having offered paintings in this subject in neighborhood, nationwide, or overseas conferences of the Society of Biblical Literature. The essays incorporated during this quantity mix theoretical and interpretive issues within the research of texts from the Hebrew Bible and the useless Sea Scrolls. students in religious study, Archaeology, spiritual experiences, and Anthropology will locate this to be a worthwhile source for gaining new understandings of the severe learn of area in antiquity.

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Jones, Hermeneutics, 1:xxviii. 84. Ibid. 85. , 1:41–46. 1 20 Constructions of Space IV dependent, not on an objective external reality referred to by text (or building), but rather on the occasion of reading, which varies according to who, where, why, and how. ”86 Because of this, he goes on to say, such metaphors as “looking at buildings” are limited in their ability to grasp these processes. In the end, then, the readerresponse model is not quite suf¿cient because it does not account for the dynamic, to-and-fro manner in which experience feeds back into the conceptualization of buildings and inÀuences new ritual-architectural events.

Jethro suggests to Moses that he regiment the people into groups of thousands, hundreds, ¿fties, tens (Exod 19:21), because Moses is exhausted by the people’s legal needs (19:13). This proposed regimentation of the people as a whole is the ¿rst time those who left Egypt are given a social order or organization in the narratives other than that of family, clan, tribe, etc. 25. Milgrom, Numbers, 82. 1 GEORGE Socio-Spatial Logic 35 This divine action is interesting because it is spatial in nature.

1:22–23. Lefebvre, Production of Space, 222. 22 Constructions of Space IV That the ark, which came to rest on a mountain after the waters had returned to their ordered state, was homologized to the Temple, which was built on Mount Zion and sat “over the Àood” indicated by material water installations, should not surprise us. Rather, it manifests the Àexibility of meaning not often admitted in studies of ancient Near Eastern sacred space. The nature of the temple (and Babylonian ziqqurrat) was such that it inÀuenced mythic narrative directly, allowing a metonymic architectural reference to carry unspoken ideals about temple that enriched and invigorated the epic traditions while advancing the plot of the broader story.

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