Event Title

P-05 Sihon, Pools, and Disaster: The Memory of Biblical Heshbon

Presenter Information

Alma Cortez-Alvarez

Start Date

2-28-2020 2:30 PM

Description

Cultural memory is a recent development within biblical studies. Recent research advocates the observance of the biblical text as a basis for the study of cultural memory, in order to engage its historical value. The biblical site of Heshbon in TransJordan serves as a case study to examine how cultural memory interacts with the Bible. In a content analysis design, I engage the biblical cultural memory of Heshbon by evaluating the themes in the text. Based on data collected from 38 verses within 19 passages across the Hebrew Bible, I conclude that the biblical text reflects different narratives and cultural memory emphases for the site of Heshbon.

Acknowledgments

J.N. Andrews Honors Scholar and Undergraduate Research Scholar

Mentors:

Rahel Wells, Religion

Øystein LaBianca, Behavioral Sciences)

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Feb 28th, 2:30 PM

P-05 Sihon, Pools, and Disaster: The Memory of Biblical Heshbon

Cultural memory is a recent development within biblical studies. Recent research advocates the observance of the biblical text as a basis for the study of cultural memory, in order to engage its historical value. The biblical site of Heshbon in TransJordan serves as a case study to examine how cultural memory interacts with the Bible. In a content analysis design, I engage the biblical cultural memory of Heshbon by evaluating the themes in the text. Based on data collected from 38 verses within 19 passages across the Hebrew Bible, I conclude that the biblical text reflects different narratives and cultural memory emphases for the site of Heshbon.