REVIEWS Leah BRONNER, The stories of Elijah and Elisha as polemics against Baal worship. xi + 155 pp. Pretoria Oriental Series VI. Leiden, 1968. Gld. 31.- This book is 'a revised and shortened version of a thesis'. In the first three chapters which bear an introductory character, the author states her opinions about the clash of 'paganism'-under which is understood the types of faith among inhabitants of Canaan - and the religion of the Israel- ites. According to the author the latter already formed a national and reli- gious unity through the conquest of Canaan by Joshua. Even during the period of David's successor 'a toleration toward alien ideas and cultures' had come about which lead to syncretism, in particular in the northern kingdom. Mrs BRONNER goes on to sketch the influence which Ahab's wife, Jezebel, must have exercised. Jezebel's 'zealotry and fanaticism, perhaps understandable, if we remember that she was educated in the home of a priest of Baal' (p. 9) are in several places in this book criticised. It is remark- able that she is compared to Ikhnaton, who is also termed 'a religious fanatic' (p. 17). On pp. 18-34 the author describes Elijah and Elisha.
Vetus Testamentum – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1969
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