John the Baptist and Elijah in Luke
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General Conclusion The General Conclusion to this work is essentially a recapitulation of its last chapter (chapt. V), which synthesises the results of the analysis of Luke’s texts done in the former four chapters of the work - in consideration of the main is- sues of the Status Quaestionis. 1. In the Gospel according to Luke, John the Baptist is depicted in the role of the promised Elijah. (pp. 193-195) He is both compared to the Elijah of old (Luke 1,17, cf. pp. 61-63; Luke 3,2.19, cf. pp. 105-109, 149-150) who is the basis of hope for the promised Elijah and is identified with the latter (Luke 1,17.76, cf. pp. 63-67, 85; Luke 7,27, cf. pp. 177-182). 2. The Elijah-Jesus association does not attenuate the Elijah-John one in Luke’s work. (pp. 195-197) While both John and Jesus are typologically compared to the Elijah of old, the former is also directly and exclusively identified with the promised Elijah (Luke 7,27, cf. pp. 177-182). No such definition is made concerning Jesus and when he is described using allusions to the Elijah of old (Luke 7,11-17 and 12,49), he is defined as «the Lord» by the evangelist (Luke 7,13; 12,42, cf. pp. 168-171, 141). 3. The absence in Luke’s work of the implicit reference to the clothing of the Elijah of old (2Kgs 1,8) that is found in Mark 1,6 (and Matt 3,4), and of the say- ing which states the...
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