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Sunday, January 08, 2006

How many words an allusion?

In the Gospel of Luke we read in Luke 7:15 “he delivered him to his mother.” These four words in Greek, as noted by Brodie, follow the 1 Kings 17:23 in the Septuagint exactly.
In fact, according to Brodie, all four pericopes in the 7th chapter of Luke are based on 1 Kings 17. Ulrich Luz states: “As a general rule, for readers to have recognized a biblical intertextual reference, I assume there must exist a specific correspondence, i.e. a correspondence particular to the texts in question only, between at least two words of the suggested parallels, as well a correspondence in basic meaning.” Brodie’s example meets the criteria set forth by Luz.

Thomas L. Brodie has a new book, The Birthing of the New Testament, the Intertextual Development of the New Testament Writings, (November 2004) which sells for $133 but you can read the basic premise of his theory in paperback in The Crucial Bridge: The Elijah–Elisha Narrative as an Interpretive Synthesis of Genesis–Kings and a Literary Model for the Gospels, (Liturgical Press, 2000) for eleven dollars.

Brodie is also an advocate of proto-Luke as a source.

Copyrighted 2006





4 Comments:

Blogger Circenses said...

What's the source for that Ulrich Luz quote?

5:01 PM

 
Blogger Circenses said...

By the way, I am writing my thesis on the use of Jonah in Luke-Acts. Any thoughts? Any ideas? Any sources?

5:12 PM

 
Blogger Richard H. Anderson said...

The mission of the early church to Jews and Gentiles edited by Jostein Ådna and Hans Kvalbein.
Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, c2000.
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament; 127

"Has Matthew abandoned the Jews?" by Ulrich Luz

7:05 PM

 
Blogger Circenses said...

Thank you.

10:09 AM

 

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