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Some Remarks On The Figure Of Elijah In Lives Of The Prophets 21:1–3

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The prophet Elijah is one of those figures of the Hebrew Bible who has continuously attracted the attention of ancient Jewish and Christian thought. This seems to be entirely natural, for we find already in the biblical presentation of Elijah a couple of remarkable characteristics, which could inspire the thinking of later theologians and mystics. This chapter focuses on a relative rarely studied early Jewish work, the Lives of the Prophets, which transmits some remarkable details concerning the birth of Elijah. The author dedicates these pages with pleasure to Professor Florentino García Martínez. We can find two more motifs in the "infancy narrative" of Elijah, which are important and interesting. The first one is his father's visit in Jerusalem; the other is the announcement of Elijah's future role.

Keywords: ancient Christian thought; ancient Jewish thought; biblical presentation; early Jewish work; Elijah; Florentino García Martínez; Hebrew Bible; Jerusalem; Lives of the Prophets



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