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Bibil Identifier bibil:137663
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Elisha and The Miraculous Jug of Oil (2 Kgs 4:1-7)
Author Shemesh, Yael
Journal Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (Volume: 8, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Language English
Pages - Pages
Genre Original
Notes 17 pages.
Abstract In this essay I approach the story of Elisha and the miraculous jar of oil (2 Kgs 4:1-7) through a close reading and attention to its literary genre – hagiography. The widow's attitude toward Elisha, the miracle that Elisha performs for her, the contrast built up between Elisha and Elijah, and the parallels between Elisha and the Lord all emphasize what makes Elisha a unique figure in the Bible. Unlike other prophets, he is not described as a messenger-prophet. Instead, he is a holy man of God, endowed with supernatural powers that he uses to work miraculous deliverances for individuals and the community.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Elisha
Pericopes 2 Kings 4,1-4,7
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