during this monograph, Adam Winn proposes that the traditional Greco-Roman literary perform of imitation can and may be used whilst contemplating literary relationships among biblical texts. After deciding upon the imitative thoughts present in Virgil's Aeneid, Winn makes use of these recommendations as a window into Mark's use of the Elijah-Elisha narrative of one and a couple of Kings. via cautious comparisons among a variety of pericopes of either respective narratives, Winn argues that the Markan evangelist has, at many issues, in actual fact and creatively imitated the Elijah-Elisha narrative and has trusted this narrative as a major resource.
"Since 1971 whilst Raymond Brown pointed out the Elisha narrative as a precedent for Gospel composition, the Elijah-Elisha narrative has slowly been entering concentration as a literary version for Mark, and now, within the paintings of Adam Winn, the element of that perception is entering complete view. Winn stories learn, applies literary feedback, and weighs the knowledge meticulously. this can be the instant while the hunt for Mark's literary assets eventually starts to arrive land."
--Thomas L. Brodie
Dominican Biblical Institute, Limerick, Ireland
"Adam Winn's new publication exhibits how the evangelist Mark drew upon the Elijah-Elisha narratives of 1-2 Kings. Winn works in a box the place others have worked, yet he has taken care to prevent the pitfalls that experience discredited earlier makes an attempt. Winn bargains readers a clean exam of Mark's composition and the contribution that Israel's outdated and revered Elijah-Elisha narratives exerted on it. scholars of Mark (and the opposite Gospels) needs to have interaction Winn's work."
--Craig A. Evans
Acadia Divinity collage, Nova Scotia, Canada
‘’...this booklet is a truly necessary stsudy for readers (relatively) new to utilizing Greco-Roman mimesis for detecting the Bible’s literary assets. For readers pro in biblical tools, it's going to offer a number of fruitful examine leads.”
--Anne M. O’Leary, P.B.V.M., St. Mary’s college, as reviewed in Catholic Biblical Quarterly, 75/2013
Adam Winn serves as an accessory professor at Azusa Pacific college and the collage of Mary Hardin-Baylor. he's the writer of the aim of Mark's Gospel: An Early Christian reaction to Roman Imperial Propaganda (2008).