The Bible and its Interpreters Seminar Series
The inhabitants of the ancient biblical world, including many ancient Israelites, viewed their cosmos as the home of many unseen forces. Ackerman’s talk explores the possibility that beating upon drums may have been one means by which the ancients warded off these demonic agents.
Cosponsored by the
UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
UCLA Department of Anthropology
UCLA Center for the Study of Religion