The Elijah-Elisha Narrative in the Composition of Luke
Kloppenborg, John S. and Joseph Verheyden, editors
London: Bloomsbury, 2014 pp. viii + 170. $110.00
Library of New Testament Studies, 493
Description: This collection examines the allusions to the Elijah- Elisha narrative in the gospel of Luke. The volume presents the case for a ďmaximalistĒ view, which holds that the Elijah-Elisha narrative had a dominant role in the composition of Luke 7 and 9, put forward by Thomas L. Brodie and John Shelton, with critical responses to this thesis by Robert Derrenbacker, Alex Damm, F. Gerald Downing, David Peabody, Dennis MacDonald and Joseph Verheyden.
Taken together the contributions to this volume provide fascinating insights into the composition of the gospel of Luke, and the editorial processes involved in its creation. Contributions cover different approaches to the text, including issues of intertextuality and rhetorical-critical examinations. The distinguished contributors and fast-paced debate make this book an indispensable addition to any theological library.
Subjects: Bible, Literature, Methods, Literary Approaches
Review by Peter J. Judge
Citation: Peter J. Judge, review of John S. Kloppenborg and Joseph Verheyden, eds., The Elijah-Elisha Narrative in the Composition of Luke, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2016).
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