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A Suggestion for Constructing the Biblicaverse as an Useful Hermeneutic Tool-The Virtual Experience Report in the Study of Song of Songs by ID drroma

Lee, You-Mee 1

1루터대학교

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ABSTRACT

Due to COVID-19, humankind has experienced ‘isolation’ and ‘connection through digital’ since early 2020. It is ‘Metaverse’ that was under the spotlight in the untact pandemic period. This paper clearly shows the potential that Metaverse can be utilized as an useful hermeneutic tool in the biblical study. First, it proposes an accurate understanding of Metaverse. Understanding the new trend properly, we can get a clue to how to use it. Then, it explores the possibility of creating a specific virtual space related to biblical study (biblicaverse) and sets out to draw up a blueprint of it. It applies the format of game, which is one of typical genres in Metaverse, to biblicaverse for this purpose. ‘Digital Me’, called ID drroma, explores the biblicaverse and shows how to use this digital world for interpreting the Song of Songs. The existing Metaverse is not another world which replaces the reality, but a world of communication which newly expresses the real one. Metaverse consists of three indispensable elements (Avarta/Digital Me, World, and Millions of Experience) and three technical elements (degree of freedom, social, and monetization). These elements can apply for constructing the biblicaverse. Drroma 1) enters the biblicaverse, 2) participates the worlds embodied through the Bible, 3) chooses a quest among the subjects for discussion, 4) utilizes the data (items), provided in this world, for accomplishing the quest, 5) leads the social communication about own quest, and finally completes and publishes the quest in an affiliated academic journal. Then, the user can be a creator in the biblicaverse. Through the virtual experience by ID drroma, it shows that biblicaverse is a very effective, convenient and integrated tool. Metaverse is a tool, nothing more and nothing less. Considering how to use Metaverse as a tool, we can successfully handle other new trends which we may encounter in the future.

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