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Mark and the Elijah-Elisha Narrative: Considering the Practice of Greco-Roman Imitation in the Search for Markan Source Material
Winn, Adam

Eugene, Ore.: Pickwick, 2010 pp. 148. $18.00


Description: In this monograph, Adam Winn proposes that the ancient Greco-Roman literary practice of imitation can and should be used when considering literary relationships between biblical texts. After identifying the imitative techniques found in Virgil's Aeneid, Winn uses those techniques as a window into Mark's use of the Elijah-Elisha narrative of 1 and 2 Kings. Through careful comparisons between numerous pericopes of both respective narratives, Winn argues that the Markan evangelist has, at many points, clearly and creatively imitated the Elijah-Elisha narrative and has relied on this narrative as a primary source.

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

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Review by Dean Deppe
Published 3/10/2012
Citation: Dean Deppe, review of Adam Winn, Mark and the Elijah-Elisha Narrative: Considering the Practice of Greco-Roman Imitation in the Search for Markan Source Material, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2012).


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