Searching the Old Testament to understand our bodies
Posture and movement are more meaningful than simple physicality. Linguistically, the verbs describing them are often used abstractly to indicate urgency or even psychological state. They are also integral to body language, projecting such things as hierarchical status and mood. Consequently, they can serve as a tool in linguistic, social and anthropological research. Funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the POSTURE project will carry out a novel, interpretive investigation into the rich source of verbs, metaphors and idioms in the Old Testament to determine the Biblical concept of ‘the body.’ The study will also be extended to ancient translations and early Jewish and Christian interpretations. The result will shed further light on the evolution of the concept of ‘the body’ and the attitudes we have shown towards it.
Fields of science
- HORIZON.1.2 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Main Programme
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Funding SchemeMSCA-PF - MSCA-PF
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