Spatial and Sensory Aspects of Battle in Biblical and Ancient near Eastern Texts
The intent here is to combine spatial and sensory evaluation of biblical and ancient Near Eastern texts that describe events leading up to, during, and after a battle. Drawing on both factors adds an extra dimension that considers the sense of place, the effect of geo-spatiality on human communities, and the role that the senses play in eliciting human emotions and actions. Use of comparative textual materials demonstrates the universality of these experiences and the impact that the senses have on them.
battlefield, historical geography, propaganda, senses, space, warfare
Matthews, Victor H. "Spatial and Sensory Aspects of Battle in Biblical and Ancient near Eastern Texts." Biblical Theology Bulletin 49, no. 2 (2019): 82-87.
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