In this article, I attempt to describe the structure of Jesus’ sermon, delivered in the synagogue at Nazareth, about Elijah and the widow of Zarephath and about Elisha and Naaman the Syrian in Luke 4:25-27. I also look briefly at another New Testament passage that describes the drought and famine during the time of Elijah – namely James 5:16b-18.
The article links themes in Jesus’ sermon to the programme for His mission which He earlier announced in the synagogue using words from Isaiah (mainly Isaiah Ch. 61).
In a future article, I hope to show how the reading and the sermon occupy corresponding locations in the broader chiastic structure of luke 4:16-30.
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The Greek text for the passage, using the Received Text) can be found in the previous article – LukeCh4Part1