Physical Space, Imagined Space, And "Lived Space" in Ancient Israel
One way in which to analyze biblical narrative is by examining the ways in which the ancient Israelites perceived and used space. This includes theological concepts like the "Promised Land," political dimensions such as "from Dan to Beersheba," and "lived space" such as the village gate or the threshing floor. By placing an emphasis on where events occur and on how kings, prophets or other characters use significant space/place to their advantage, and by noting the impact that space has on the development of tradition and local custom (hospitality, use of boundary stones) it is possible to better understand the social world of ancient Israel.
Matthews, Victor H. "Physical Space, Imagined Space, And 'Lived Space' in Ancient Israel." Biblical Theology Bulletin 33, no. 1 (2003): 12-20.
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