Friday, October 09, 2020

Celestial cheese?

ANCIENT JEW REVIEW: SBL 2019 Review Panel | Much Depends on Dinner (Elizabeth Castelli).
Meredith Warren’s new monograph invites us to revisit some well-read ancient texts with new questions about particular narrative details—specifically, to ask: what is happening when characters in these texts ingest food from another realm? What new affinities, ontologies, and knowledges are produced by the process of “eating divine food” (signified by a sort-of neologism: hierophagy)?
I noted the essay introducing this series on Dr. Warren's book, Food and Transformation in Ancient Mediterranean Literature here.

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