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118a. Luke's Elijah-Elisha document



CHRIST


ELIJAH-ELISHA

Luke


1, 2 Kings
1.
9:4;
"Into whatsoever house ye enter
17:9
Given hospitality by widow woman

10:7
there abide


2.
9:6
Healing the sick
17: 17-23
Widow's son healed.
3.
9:8
"Some said that Elias had appeared."


4.
9:9
"Herod . . . desired to see him"
18:10
Sought by King Ahab.
5.
9:16
Feeding the five thousand.
17:14
Widow's food miraculously multiplied.



4:42-44
20 loaves feed 100 people
6.
9:19
"Some say, Elias"


7.
9:22
Rejected, raised the third day;
1Kgs. 19:2-8. Then, 40 days.
19:2-8
After third day, went forty days to the presence of God.
8.
9:23
'Let him take up his cross daily, and follow me."
18:21
"If the Lord be God, follow him"
9.
9:28-35
Theophany in the mount of God
19:11,12
Wind, earthquake, fire and – voice at Horeb.
10.
9:30
Elijah at the Transfiguration.


11.
9:37-42
Restored (dead) child when disciples failed.
4:31 -35
Restored dead child when Gehazi failed.
12.
9:46
Disciples eager for greatness
5:22-26
Gehazi's ambition.
13.
9:51
"The time was come that he should be received up."
2:1
"When the Lord would take Elijah up to heaven."
14.
9:54
"Fire from heaven, as Elias did?"
1:10
"Let fire come down from heaven, and consume..."
15.
9:55
What manner of spirit.
2:9
A double portion of Elijah's spirit.
16.
9:56
"Not to destroy, but to save."
2:9
Elisha- "God saves."
17.
9:58
"Nowhere to lay his head."
19:5
Lay and slept under a juniper tree.
18.
9:61
"Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell which are at home. "
19:20
"Let me kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow thee."
19.
. 9:62
"No man, having put his hand to the plough..."
19:19,21
"Elisha plowing . . . boiled their flesh with the instruments of the oxen."
20.
10:4
"Salute no man by the way"
4:29
"If thou meet any man, salute him not."
21.
10:7
"Eating and drinking such things as they give."
17:9ff
Lodging with the widow.
22.
10:13,14
. "If the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Zidon."
17:9
16:31
A widow of Zidon.
Jezebel of Zidon.
23.
10:19
"I give unto you power..."
2:9
Elijah's power given to Elisha.
24.
10:38
"Martha received him into her house"
4:8ff
Shunamite woman received Elisha "as often as he passed by"
25.

(and received her brother back to life)

(and received her son back to life).
26.
12:24
"Consider the ravens...; God feedeth them."
17:4
"I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there."
27.
13:32
"Herod (Herodias!) will kill thee. . . Go ye, and tell that vixen."
19:2
Jezebel's threat, and Elijah's flight

Notes on the fore-going

A.
Some of these items, if they stood alone, would be of doubtful force, but together they make an impressive case.
B.
This set of allusions suggests a different interpretation of 9:61,62 from what is usually advanced.
C.
10:4 "Salute no man by the way" now implies: "Your errand is to go and raise the dead".
D.
12:24 "raven." Contrast Matthew's more general: "fowls of the air" (6:26).
E.
What is Luke trying to teach by such a catalogue as this?

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