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Elisha's Profile in the Book of Kings: The Double Agent

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Elisha's Profile in the Book of Kings uses the tools of literary criticism to read the Elisha narrative as an integral component of the Deuteronomistic History compiled in the aftermath of the Babylonian invasion and destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BCE.
From his investiture in 1 Kings 19 to his final cameo in 2 Kings 13, Elisha the prophet has one of the most
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Hardcover, 180 pages
Published September 15th 2013 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 1st 2013)
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Oct 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dr. Dr. Keith Bodner (PhD, Aberdeen, Old Testament; PhD, Manchester, English Literature) gives us another attentive reading of a stream of the Old Testament most of us know, if at all, in only bits and pieces: a fiery chariot (or maybe lots of them), a floating axe head, some angry bears...and wasn't there a dead son raised to life? Or was that Elijah?

Bodner takes us through Elisha's career with both painstaking focus upon particular Hebrew words (noting connections and word play obscured by
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