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Elijah

MEDIATOR FIGURES ANNOTATED BASIC BIBLIOGRAPHY

1.5 THE PROPHET ELIJAH

1.5.1 Primary Texts

1 Kings 17:1-21:29; 2 Kings 1:1-2:18; 3:15; 9:36; 10:10; 2 Chronicles 21:12; Malachi 4:5-6
Matthew 11:14; 16:14; 17:3-12; 27:47-49; Mark 6:15; 8:28; 9:4-13; 15:35-36; Luke 1:17; 4:25-26; 9:8, 19, 30, 33, 54; John 1:21-25; Romans 11:2; James 5:17; Rev 11:1-13?

Josephus _Antiquities_ 8.13; 9.2; 9.5.1

Some of the more interesting references to Elijah in the Apocrypha and OT Pseudepigrapha include:

Apocalypse of Elijah 1:1; 4:7-19; 5:32 (OPT I, 721-53)
2 Baruch 77:24 (OTP I, APOT II, AOT)
1 Enoch 93:8 (OTP I, APOT II, AOT)
4 Ezra 6:26; 7:109 (OTP I, APOT II)
Hellenistic Synagogal Prayers (OTP 697)
Sirach 48:1-16

The Hebrew Apocalypse of Elijah (see below)

1.5.2 Secondary Literature

Morris M. Fairstein, "Why Do the Scribes Say That Elijah Must Come First?" _JBL_ 100 (1981) 75-86

Dale C. Allison, "Elijah Must Come First," _JBL_ 103 (1984) 256-58

Joseph A. Fitzmyer, "More About Elijah Coming First," _JBL_ 104 (1985) 295-96

David Frankfurter, _Elijah in Upper Egypt: the Apocalypse of Elijah and Early Egyptian Christianity_ (Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress, 1993)

Richard A. Horsley with John S. Hanson, _Bandits, Prophets, and Messiahs: Popular Movements at the Time of Jesus_ (New York: Harper & Row, 1985) esp. ch. 4

Albert Pietersma et al., _The Apocalypse of Elijah Based on Pap. Chester Beatty 2018_ (Missoula, Mont.: Scholars Press, 1979)

M. E. Stone and J. Strugnell, _The Books of Elijah_ (Missoula, Mont.: Scholars Press, 1979)

"The Book of Elijah" (= The Hebrew Apocalypse of Elijah) in _Revelation and Redemption: Jewish Documents of Deliverance from the Fall of Jerusalem to the Death of Na<.h>manides_ by George Wesley Buchanan (Dillsboro, N. C.: Western North Carolina Press, 1978) 426-41

The original text of the Hebrew Apocalypse of Elijah can be found in _Bet ha-Midrash_ ed. Adolph Jellinek (6 vols. in 2; 3rd ed.; Jerusalem: Wahrmann, 1967) III xvii-xviii, 65-68


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