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God Saves: Lessons from the Elisha Stories

God Saves: Lessons from the Elisha Stories

by Rickie Dale Moore


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This fresh examination of the Elisha narratives found in 2 Kings 5, 6.8-23 and 6.24-7.20 leads to a new interpretation of them as didactic salvation stories set against the Aramaean military threat to ninth-century Israel. Moore shows how an ingenious literary artistry converges powerfully with contextual dynamics to explicate the surprising and subtle saving actions of Yahweh in a troubled time. Each of the stories offers its own fresh disclosure of the time-worn tradition expressed in Elisha's own name: 'God saves'.

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ISBN-13: 9780567158659
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 11/01/2009
Series: The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies , #95
Pages: 169
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.38(d)

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