Meredith Warren deposited Making Meaning of Touch: Revelation and Sensorial Participation in Daniel 8–10 in the group Journal for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies on Humanities Commons 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Throughout Daniel 8–10, Daniel is touched five times by human-like figures. By these touch interventions, he receives both physical and emotional strength which allow him to continue participating in the revelatory experience. This essay argues that embodied participation marked by the sense of touch not only legitimates an authentic revelation but allows Daniel to make meaning—or make sense—of his experiences. Through embodied affect, repeated interaction, and bodily likeness between the subjects involved, Daniel is an active participant in the revelatory process rather than merely a passive recipient, a feature that provides further nuance for the definition of a literary apocalypse.