Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Prophets Come Lately: Prophetic Additions to the Book of Kings

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

The stories about Northern prophets in the book of Kings which have not yet been treated fall into the following categories: the Elijah cycle in 1 Kings 17-19, the battle accounts in 1 Kings 20 and 22, the story of Elijah in 2 Kings 1, and the Elisha narratives in 2 Kings 2-8 and 13. Most of these narratives reflect a complex history of development that cannot be reconstructed with certainty. This chapter surveys in broad terms the more obvious and widely accepted developmental features of these prophetic tales. But the author's main interest will be the relationship between these Northern prophetic legends and Dtr's composition of Kings. The Elijah cycle in 1 Kings 17-19, then, was a late, post-Dtr insertion into Dtr's account of Ahab. The chapter discusses the final stage of the story and its relationship to Dtr's composition in the book of Kings.

Keywords: book of Kings; Dtr's composition of Kings; Elijah cycle; Elisha narratives; Northern prophets; prophetic tales



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    The Trouble with Kings — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation