Mark and the Elijah-Elisha Narrative
Considering the Practice of Greco-Roman Imitation in the Search for Markan Source Material
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"Since 1971 when Raymond Brown identified the Elisha narrative as a precedent for Gospel composition, the Elijah-Elisha narrative has slowly been coming into focus as a literary model for Mark, and now, in the work of Adam Winn, the detail of that insight is coming into full view. Winn reviews research, applies literary criticism, and weighs the data meticulously. This is the moment when the search for Mark's literary sources finally begins to reach land."
--Thomas L. Brodie
Dominican Biblical Institute, Limerick, Ireland
"Adam Winn's new book shows how the evangelist Mark drew upon the Elijah-Elisha narratives of 1-2 Kings. Winn works in a field where others have labored, but he has taken care to avoid the pitfalls that have discredited previous attempts. Winn offers readers a fresh examination of Mark's composition and the contribution that Israel's old and respected Elijah-Elisha narratives exerted on it. Students of Mark (and the other Gospels) must engage Winn's work."
--Craig A. Evans
Acadia Divinity College, Nova Scotia, Canada
''...this book is a very helpful stsudy for readers (relatively) new to using Greco-Roman mimesis for detecting the Bible's literary sources. For readers seasoned in biblical methods, it will provide several fruitful research leads."
--Anne M. O'Leary, P.B.V.M., St. Mary's University, as reviewed in Catholic Biblical Quarterly, 75/2013