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‘What Doest Thou Here, Elijah?’ A Look at St Mark’s Account of the Transfiguration

Morna D. Hooker

in The Glory of Christ in the New Testament

Published in print November 1987 | ISBN: 9780198263265
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682452 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263265.003.0005
‘What Doest Thou Here, Elijah?’ A Look at St Mark’s Account of the Transfiguration

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This chapter presents an essay on Saint Mark's account of the transfiguration of Jesus. It explains that there is an intriguing and unusual reference to time related to the Transfiguration and suggests that this may be because of the demand for secrecy required of the apostles after the resurrection of Jesus. The Apostle Mark probably wanted people to see the Transfiguration as a confirmation not only of Jesus' messianic status but also of the necessity of the way of suffering, death, and resurrection which lie before him.

Keywords: Saint Mark; Transfiguration; Jesus; messianic status; resurrection; biblical criticism; biblical analysis

Chapter.  5952 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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