The stories of Elisha the prophet have received scant attention in recent years, perhaps because they are so enigmatic. This study places the Elisha material firmly within the narrative of Genesis-2 Kings, and examines the effect these stories have on the reader's perception of the role of the 'prophet'. Using the narratological theories of Mieke Bal, David Jobling and others, Bergen shows that the Elisha stories present prophetism in a negative light, confining prophets to a rather limited scope of action in the narrative world.
|List of Abbreviations||p. 8|
|The Text, the Reader and the Reading||p. 37|
|Index of References||p. 193|
|Index of Authors||p. 199|
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Series: Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement S.
Published: 1st May 1999
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1