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The Crucial Bridge: The Elijah-Elisha Narrative as an Interpretive Synthesis of Genesis-Kings and a Literary Model for the Gospels [Paperback]

By Thomas L. Brodie (Author)
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The Elijah-Elisha narrative (1 Kgs 16:29-2 Kgs 13) is the most underestimated text in the Bible. Far from being a disparate collection, it is actually a carefully crafted double drama that both mirrors life and synthesizes systematically the entire Primary History (Genesis-Kings). In a bold hermeneutical move it transforms the language of historiography-of patriarchs and kings-into the language of prophetic biography. This prophetic biography, rooted in historiography, later becomes the evangelists' primary literary model. The Elijah-Elisha narrative is the crucial bridge between the foundational narratives of Judaism and Christianity. Since the 1970s there has been increasing evidence that Scripture texts that at first sight appear fragmented are in fact unified. Judges is a striking example of this. Because of the earlier exegetical models used, Judges was often regarded as a collection of rugged traditions that were independent of one another. Now, however, these apparently disconnected stories are intimately interconnected. Brodie explains that, as with earlier research on Judges, the quest for history-for underlying traditions-has tended to obscure the existing narrative account. In particular, the Elijah-Elisha narrative has often been read as consisting largely of two independent units, two cycles of traditions. The Elijah-Elisha narrative is indeed twofold-it clearly highlights two main prophets-but it is also a careful unity, as closely knit as Judges is now seen to be.

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The Elijah-Elisha narrative (1 Kgs 16:29 - 2 Kgs 13) is the most underestimated text in the Bible. Far from being a disparate collection, it is actually a carefully crafted double drama that both mirrors life and synthesizes systematically the entire Primary History (Genesis-Kings). In a bold hermeneutical move it transforms the language of historiography - of patriarchs and kings - into the language of prophetic biography.

This prophetic biography, rooted in historiography, later becomes the evangelists' primary literary model. The Elijah-Elisha narrative is the crucial bridge between the foundational narratives of Judaism and Christianity.

Since the 1970s there has been increasing evidence that Scripture texts that at first sight appear fragmented are in fact unified. Judges is a striking example of this. Because of the earlier exegetical models used, Judges was often regarded as a collection of rugged traditions that were independent of one another. Now, however, these apparently disconnected stories are intimately interconnected. Brodie explains that, as with earlier research on Judges, the quest for history - for underlying traditions - has tended to obscure the existing narrative account. In particular, the Elijah-Elisha narrative has often been read as consisting largely of two independent units, two cycles of traditions. The Elijah-Elisha narrative is indeed twofold - it clearly highlights two main prophets - but it is also a careful unity, as closely knit as Judges is now seen to be.

Chapters are The Unity of the Narrative (1 Kings 16:29 - 2 Kings 13)," *A Synthesis of the Primary History: Initial Comparison Quantity Analysis, - *A Synthesis of the Primary History: A More Detailed Comparison, - *A Reinterpretation of the Leading Scriptures, - and *a literary Model for the Gospels. -

"Thomas L. Brodie, OP, has taught Hebrew Scriptures and New Testament in various institutions across the U.S. and in South Africa and is now teaching in his native Ireland. He is the author of several books and numerous articles on the Scriptures.""

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Studio: The Liturgical Press
Pages   130
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.21" Width: 5.35" Height: 0.29"
Weight:   0.39 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 2000
Publisher   Michael Glazier Books
ISBN  081465942X  
ISBN13  9780814659427  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Brodie, an Irish Dominican, has taught scripture in the West Indies and the United States. He is now doing research in Ireland and South Africa.

Thomas L. Brodie has an academic affiliation as follows - Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick Aquinas Institute Aqui.

Thomas L. Brodie has published or released items in the following series...
  1. New Testament Monographs


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