On Instant Scripture and Proximal Texts: Some Insights into the Sensual Materiality of Texts and their Ritual Roles in the Hebrew Bible and Beyond
Sensing Sacred Texts - James W Watts
Ruhr University Bochum University of Pretoria
Christian Frevel shows that the books of the Pentateuch in the Hebrew Bible already emphasize the visual representation, materiality and sensual experience of script. This biblical model for writings’ role in the construction and representation of ritual reality has resonated through religious cultures ever since.