As a result of a comment on my blog, I’m wondering whether there is any book that focuses scholarly attention on those places in the Bible where authors assume the pre-scientific understanding of that time. The firmament, bees from a lion corpse and other references to spontaneous generation, taxonomies of animals, celestial movements, and so on.
Is there such a book? If not, would it be worth putting such a volume together?
I know that John Walton’s work (e.g. Genesis 1 as Ancient Cosmology) has done this with Genesis 1, but is there anything that does much the same thing for the rest of the Bible? Does Walton’s Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament: Introducing the Conceptual World of the Hebrew Bible do that, for instance?