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Bibil Identifier bibil:214736
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Resurrection or Miraculous Cures? The Elijah and Elisha Narrative against Its Ancient Near Eastern Background
Author Bar, Shaul
Journal Old Testament Essays (Volume: 24, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 9-18 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The Elijah and Elisha cycles have similar stories where the prophet brings a dead child back to life. In addition in the Elisha story, a corpse is thrown into the prophet's grave; when it comes into contact with one of his bones, the man returns to life. Thus the question is do these stories allude to resurrection, or "only" miraculous cures? What was the purpose of the inclusion of these stories and what message did they convey? In this paper we will show that these are legends that were intended to lend greater credence to prophetic activity and to indicate the Lord's power over death.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Resurrection
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Death
Pericopes 1 Kings 17,17-17,24
2 Kings 4,31-4,37
2 Kings 13,20-13,21
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