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Feeding the Five Thousand: Studies in the Judaic Background of Mark 6:30-44 par. and John 6:1-15
Aus, Roger David

Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 2010 pp. xvii+187. $31.50

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Studies in Judaism


Description: The story of Jesus feeding the five thousand is found in all four Gospels, and is told in two of them twice. Roger David Aus primarily explores the many facets of early Palestinian Judaism which inform the story, especially in regard to the miracle-worker Elisha. He describes four major motifs in the narrative, as well as the Markan and Johannine redaction. In addition, he analyzes the account's Semitic background, genre and historicity, and its part in a miracle collection.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Mark, Johannine Literature, John, Literature

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Review by James Crossley
Published 1/28/2012
Citation: James Crossley, review of Roger David Aus, Feeding the Five Thousand: Studies in the Judaic Background of Mark 6:30-44 par. and John 6:1Ė15, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2012).


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