Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
Doctors and Students, and other
I draw your attention to an article
written by Norman R. Petersen
entitled, "Elijah, the Son of God,
and Jesus: Some Issues in the
Anthropology of Characterization
in Mark," from the book, FOR A
LATER GENERATION, Edited by
Randal A. Argall, Beverly A. Bow,
and Rodney A. Werline (TRINITY
PRESS INTERNATIONAL: Harrisburg
Pennsylvania), 2000, pp.232-240.
If attention has already been drawn to
this article in some past posting,
forgive my ignorance in this matter.
I particularly mention this article in
of its presentation that the Son of
only "inhabits" Jesus of Nazareth like
the demons inhabit people or like
Elijah inhabits John the Baptizer.
If professor Petersen's contention is
correct, then "Mark" (whomever he may
would have no interest whatsoever in
birth narratives. In other words,
article would offer an explanation as
why Mark may not have included any
incarnation narrative since Jesus of
Nazareth was only "inhabited" later in
life by the preexistent Son of God.
To get the full impact of professor's
Petersen's article, it needs to be
read. Thank you for your time.
Dennis H. White, BA, MDiv.